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February 16, 2014

'It's our job as citizens to say that Michael Sam deserves a fair chance, not because he's a gay football player, but because he's a football player and he wants to go out and play football'

Chris Kluwe thinks  Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football defensive lineman who happens to be gay, will have few problems with National Football League teammates.

November 28, 2013

Journalist and co-founder of OutSports.com Cyd Zeigler thanks the Big (Wo)Man Upstairs for the better sex, the best partner and the power of empathy he gets for being a homosexual

As Facebook and Twitter light up with the now-traditional Thanksgiving posts sharing what people are grateful for, one man is thankful God made him gay.

Award-winning journalist Cyd Zeigler is a specialist on LGBT sport issues, having written extensively on homophobia in sports and interviewed hundreds of athletes, gay and straight.

In a letter to God written on Huffington Post, Zeigler writes:

Dear God,

October 27, 2012

Sports news show wonders if cowardice is keeping gay athletes in the closet.

High school children across the US are forming gay and straight student alliances. More and more athletes in colleges and universities are coming out to their teams. The National Basketball Association, National Football League and Major League Baseball all have anti-LGBT discrimination clauses in their contracts with players' unions. Despite all of this, no player in a major US sports has come out. Are they cowards?

May 26, 2012

American football players will be unfazed by possible gay teammates

A number of American football players insist they will be untroubled if a teammate comes out.

Presently there are no out athletes in the National Football League. However, as reported by the blog Outsports, many players, even those new to the professional game, expressed support for a gay peer.

May 6, 2012

Out gymnast Josh Dixon working hard to be on the US Olympics team

If everything goes as planned, the US Olympic male gymnast team will have its first out athlete when the world meets in London this summer. Yesterday (5 May) Josh Dixon finished second out of 72 competitors at the US Men’s Qualifier in Colorado Springs. He also tied for first in the floor exercise and high bar events.