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August 14, 2013

'if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window'

No NFL player has ever come out as gay during their playing career but Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks this is as good a time as any for that to change.

'I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window,' Grffin says in a new GQ magazine cover story.

June 5, 2012

'I got to play in the NFL, and now I get to change the world'

No one who has played in the National Football League has ever come out publicly during their playing days.

But Wade Davis, who was a cornerback with the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks, has just joined a select group of former players to declare to the world that they are gay.

June 5, 2012

'I got to play in the NFL, and now I get to change the world'

No one who has played in the National Football League has ever come out publicly during their playing days.

But Wade Davis, who was a cornerback with the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks, has just joined a select group of former players to declare to the world that they are gay.

December 30, 2011

Retired gay Major League Baseball star Billy Bean says 'It's going to take maybe just one special guy who can really move that ball forward'

As 2011 draws to a close, the major U.S. professional sports of football, basketball and baseball still have never had an active male player declare that they are gay.

There are still only handful who have even done so in retirement.

Among them is retired baseball pro Billy Bean who played for San Diego Padres, Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Dodgers during the 90s and came out publicly in the 2003 memoir Going The Other Way.

December 19, 2011

Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban predicts the NBA will have an openly gay player within five years

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban knows that no NBA player has ever been openly gay during his playing career and only one- John Amaechi - has even come out in retirement.

But Cuban expects things to change within the next 3-5 years in the league which is scheduled to start its strike-delayed 2011-12 season on Christmas Day.