Topics :: GLBT athletes

1 thru 10 of 121 Stories
 Out Volleyball Player Denied Pro-League Contract for Being Gay

Out Volleyball Player Denied Pro-League Contract for Being Gay

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jan 21
Chris Voth plays for the other team, and claims it has cost him a professional contract. The 26-year-old volleyball player told a Finnish publication that he "lost a dream contract abroad" because of his homosexuality.

Surf's Up and Out

Surf's Up and Out

Jan 15
Carlsbad resident Bill Curci first started riding waves when he was five and "got into surfing" at 13.

Former Professional Soccer Player Comes Out

Former Professional Soccer Player Comes Out

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jan 14
Adam McCabe, ex-professional soccer player, has revealed he is gay in a story shared with Meanwhiler. His goal was to help out people who are looking for advice, experience and guidance.

Three Gay Soccer Players May Publicly Come Out

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 17
We may soon have more LGBT representation in the professional soccer community. Three players are in talks about coming out publicly as gay.

Pro Skateboarder Brian Anderson Opens Up About Coming Out

By Brittani Ferrendi | Oct 9
Anderson, who won the World Cup of Skateboarding in Germany in 1999, had kept his sexuality out of his professional career due to fear of how friends, family and fans would react. Now he's out in the open.

Sweden to Deport Gay Soccer Player to Gay-Hating Home Country

By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 20
A gay soccer player will be deported from Sweden to Liberia where he will be prosecuted, beaten and possibly raped for his homosexuality.

Homo History 101: Summer Olympics Edition

By Pier Angelo | Jul 23
The news that the Rio Olympics will feature 33 out LGBT athletes is welcome -- but LGBT Olympians have always been part of the picture.

Greg Louganis to be Honored by Point Foundation

Mar 8
Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community.

LGBT History Month Profiles: Jason Collins and Michael Sam

By Mike Halterman | Oct 10
Each week throughout the month of October, we will be profiling two people from the Equality Forum LGBT History Month icons list who have made a positive impact in their chosen professions. This week: Jason Collins and Michael Sam.

'Fearless' Book Turns the Lens on Openly LGBT Athletes

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Aug 16
Jeff Sheng, once a closeted high school tennis player, just released the photography book and collection of memoirs "Fearless," depicting numerous out LGBT athletes and their stories.

1 thru 10 of 121 Stories