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May 21, 2015

Matt Lister and David Hill are supporting UK athletes prepare for the Olympic Games in Rio

In a move to help raise the profile of elite athletes that are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, the British Athletes Commission (BAC) has appointed to ambassadors.

Matt Lister and David Hill are the athletes that have been appointed.

Lister is a World Championship medallist in the sport of canoe slalom; and Hill is a Paralympian in the sport of triathlon.

May 11, 2015

US ranks worst in sports homophobia

Only 1% of people feel gays are 'completely accepted' on sports fields, according to the first international and largest survey of homophobia in sports.

Nearly 9,500 people were interviewed for the survey, released Sunday (10 May), which was initiated by the Sydney organizing committee of the Bingham Cup, the gay rugby world cup.

One in four gay male respondents said they had received verbal threats of harm or been bullied while playing sports, and about 80% of people said they had witnessed such discrimination.

May 11, 2015

Willie Mason takes it in stride: 'Offended? Please. I think it’s hilarious'

It's become the crotch pinch seen around the world. Rugby pro Korbin Sims' casual grabbing of fellow rugby pro Willie Mason's crotch over the weekend is getting a lot more attention than any plays from their televised game.

During the second half of Manly's game versus Newcastle, Mason's was preparing to play the ball when the incident occurred.

Mason did not flinch and later laughed it off.

May 8, 2015

Claims he acted in self defense

A college football player has been kicked off his team after he was arrested for punching a gay couple he saw kissing on the street.

Running back Steward Butler, 23, was charged with two counts of battery Wednesday (6 May) against Casey Williams, 20, and Zack Johnson, 21, in Huntingdon, West Virginia last month.

The Marshall University senior jumped out of the car he was riding in with his former teammates and punched both men in the face.

April 29, 2015

Issac Luke called rival fan a 'poofter'

South Sydney Rabbitohs player Issac Luke has been fined $10,000 for using an anti-gay slur on social media.

Issac Luke, 27, reached out to a young Sydney supporter on Instagram who was hospitalized after a match earlier this month.

Then in response to taunting comments from rival fans, he wrote: 'get off my page you lil poofters. This is about a kid your fans knocked out.'

April 28, 2015

'We were both a little hesitant to hold hands, not knowing how the rest of the student body would react'

Look at these photos of two gay athletes who attended prom together and try not to smile.

Michael Martin went to his senior prom at The Mussleman High School in West Virginia with Logan Westrope, an athlete from a nearby school.

Martin, an all-state soccer player, came out last fall by slow-dancing with his then-boyfriend at homecoming.

He asked his new boyfriend of four months to prom in March in the parking lot of Chik-fil-A, where Logan works.

April 26, 2015

The NBA player, previously married to Kim Kardashian, has announced he supports Jenner's transition to female

 NBA player Kris Humphries has apologised for a tweet he sent which appeared to criticise Bruce Jenner for coming out as a transwoman.

Following Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer where the former Olympian announced he would be transitioning to a woman, Humphries, who was previously married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days, said: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’.

April 26, 2015

Live stream from runner’s point of view for the first time

G-A-Y club boss Jeremy Joseph is running the London Marathon today and, for the first time, you can watch every step live.

He has a camera mounted on his chest, streaming the action directly to this player.

Joseph is determined to carry on with his marathon bid despite getting agonizing shin splints in both legs.

April 25, 2015

The NBA player, who was briefly married to Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, sent the tweet after Jenner came out as a transwoman

 NBA player Kris Humphries has publicly distanced himself from former father-in-law Bruce Jenner after the former Olympian came out as a transwoman.

Humphries, who was married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days in 2011, sent a tweet soon after Jenner came out saying: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’

The comment drew widespread anger and criticism over Twitter, with many calling him an ‘idiot’ and stating he was dumped by Kardashian, rather than getting out on his own accord.

April 16, 2015

Mickey Rourke will star in the film now called Irish Thunder

A biopic about the life of Gareth Thomas, the top Welsh rugby player who came out as gay, has been in the pipeline for years.

And it appears it is finally happening, but with a few major changes.

First, the lead character played by Mickey Rourke will now be called Mick 'The Blade' Collins. Second, he'll be Irish and not Welsh. Because of this, the film is now called Irish Thunder.

It is unknown why Rourke, who is of Irish descent, chose to move the film's location but some have their theories.

April 14, 2015

US President had congratulated football player when he came out as gay

Last week, Mike Huckabee was one of several potential GOP presidential candidates who spoke at a "family leadership regional summit" in Iowa hosted by Bob Vander Plaats and The Family Leader.

April 10, 2015

Former Wimbledon champion and world number one, breaks the news on Twitter

French tennis star Amelie Mauresmo has announced on Twitter that she is pregnant with her first child.

‘So happy,’ she tweeted.

The 35 year old is currently coaching male tennis star Andy Murray who is ranked third in the world and was runner-up at the Australian Open in January.

Mauresmo came out publicly as a lesbian early in her career which reached its peak in 2006 when she won both Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She also had a stretch of nearly 10 months as the number one player in the world.

April 7, 2015

'I had a great time; an awesome experience'

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was eliminated from ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday (6 April) evening.

Sam and partner Peta Murgatroyd received their highest marks yet from the judges for their week four dance but did not garner enough votes from the public to remain in contention.

'I had a great time; an awesome experience,' Sam said after the elimination. 'I want to thank Dancing With the Stars and everyone here who came out and supported.'

April 7, 2015

Sen'Derrick Marks: 'If he wasn't gay, he would have gone undrafted'

Sen'Derrick Marks doesn't think Michael Sam belongs in the NFL.

The defensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars believes that Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, only got a chance with the St. Louis Rams last year because of publicity.

'If he wasn't gay, he would have gone undrafted,' Marks said in an interview with TMZ about the league's first female referee.

April 6, 2015

'I thought for sure when one of us came out other people in our sports would come out too'

It's been more than two years since US soccer pro Robbie Rogers came out to the world as a gay man.

Later in 2013, NBA player Jason Collins came out then NFL-hopeful Michael Sam did the same.

So why have no other pro athletes in any of the major sports followed in their footsteps?

'Honestly, I've asked that same question and had discussions with my teammates and family, and I just don't know the answer,' Rogers tells GQ.

April 3, 2015

'We are at fault as a sport. It is that old syndrome where it is a man’s game and you can’t talk about that'

Frank Lampard has said that he would love for a professional footballer player to have the courage to come out as gay. 

The Manchester City player made the remark during an appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man this week, when the comedian insisted that, statisically speaking, at least one of the 5000 or so professional football players in the UK must be gay.

'We have had a couple come out afterwards,' Lampard told Carr, explaining that it's up to the sport to create an environment where it's safe for players to come out.

April 1, 2015

NCAA under pressure to move national college basketball championship out of the state

Greg Louganis and Jason Collins and other gay athletes are planning to protest Indiana's 'religious freedom' law during the NCAA Final Four, despite Gov Mike Pence’s promise to 'fix' the law before the national college basketball championship begins on Saturday.

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to turn away LGBTI customers on religious grounds.

Olympic diving legend Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins will travel to the state this week for press conferences or other public events.

April 1, 2015

Sean Allen makes post on social media under the headline: 'Deal With It'

After football season was over at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, defensive player Sean Allen decided it was time to share something with the rest of the world that only his mother and a handful of friends knew.

So he took to social media and under the headline 'Deal With It,' he posted a photo of himself with this breezy bombshell for a caption: 'Sorry girls, I'm gay.'

April 1, 2015

Gay athlete, currently competing on Dancing With The Stars, has a 50/50 chance

The first openly gay football player Michael Sam isn't on a team at the moment, but that might be about to change.

Jim Popp, the general manager of the Montreal Alouettes, believes he has a 50/50 shot of signing the player before training starts at the end of May.

The athlete, currently appearing on Dancing With The Stars, has said he is determined to return to the game by any means necessary.

March 27, 2015

Southpaw will be released in the US at the end of July

It's here. The trailer all of us Jake Gyllenhaal fans have been waiting for.

The star of Brokeback Mountain is the feature player in the upcoming summer film Southpaw.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), the movie tells the story of Junior Middleweight Champion Billy 'The Great' Hope.

March 25, 2015

There is not a single openly gay professional player in UK football

More than one in 10 soccer players know a gay footballer, a new survey as revealed.

A poll of professional soccer players in the UK has found 11% know a gay player.

Commissioned by sporting mag FourFourTwo, they asked 100 professional players across the leagues anonymously about issues in football.

A Premier League footballer (the top of the English soccer system) said some guys find it 'awkward' to be in a locker room with a gay teammate.

March 23, 2015

Waratahs' Jacques Potgieter admits to calling two Brumbies players a 'faggot'

The Australia Rugby Union (ARU) has fined Jacques Potgieter A$20,000 ($15,560) for calling two opposing players a 'faggot.'

The New South Wales Waratahs forward admitted to using the anti-gay slur in Sunday's (22 March) match against the Australian Capital Territory Brumbies players in Sydney.

'I’m very sorry for any offense caused by what I said on the field during a heated encounter,' he said.

'It was an offhand remark made without thought for the hurt it could cause to those around me.'

March 19, 2015

Guy Wilson had to shift gears when his character of Will Horton cheated on his husband

A year ago, the characters of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis got married on NBC's Days of Our Lives - a first for a male couple on a US daytime soap.

The couple remains front-and-center in the fictional town of Salem but many things have happened on their way to happily ever after.

It all began to unravel when Will (played by Guy Wilson) left town for a writing job and Sonny's ex-boyfriend - a pro baseball player named Paul Narita - arrived in town for shoulder surgery.

March 17, 2015

Football player and partner Peta Murgatroyd score 26 out of possible 40 dance the Cha-Cha to Uptown Funk

Michael Sam made his debut on ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday and scored in the middle of the pack of contenders.

While Sam's footwork was characterized as sloppy by the judges, he and partner Peta Murgatroyd scored 26 out of a possible 40 points for their Cha-Cha dance.

'That butt is a work of art,' openly gay judge Bruno Tonioli said to Sam after the dance.

Said judge Julianne Hough:'Your feet were a little sloppy but overall, you have a groove within you that is so fun to watch and infectious.'