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Male Tennis Players Surveyed on LGBTQ+ Attitudes, Environment

Male Tennis Players Surveyed on LGBTQ+ Attitudes, Environment

Sep 24, 2021

About 60 players on the men's professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ+ issues.

Column: Nassib Coming Out Barely a Blip for Unbeaten Raiders

Column: Nassib Coming Out Barely a Blip for Unbeaten Raiders

By Paul Newberry | Sep 24, 2021

There are all sorts of storylines swirling around the Las Vegas Raiders. Know something you don't hear much about? Carl Nassib coming out.

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

Sep 18, 2021

The homophobic behavior by Mexican football fans continued in a dramatic way this past Thursday night in the Concacaf Champions League semi-final second leg in Mexico City.

Thirst-trapping — and Knitting — with Tom Daley

Thirst-trapping — and Knitting — with Tom Daley

Sep 15, 2021

Tom Daley loves to thirst-trap. He also loves to knit and has an IG page dedicated to his work.

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

The Gay Games that were slated for next year in Hong Kong have been pushed back to 2023 due to concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Out NFL Player Carl Nassib Helps Lead Raiders to Victory

Out NFL Player Carl Nassib Helps Lead Raiders to Victory

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14, 2021

Carl Nassib helped lead the Las Vegas Raiders to victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the history-making first regular-season NFL game to include an openly gay player.

Watch: First Out Pro Baseball Player Bryan Ruby Sings National Anthem Before Dodgers Game

Watch: First Out Pro Baseball Player Bryan Ruby Sings National Anthem Before Dodgers Game

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14, 2021

Bryan Ruby, pro baseball's only out gay player, delivered his rendition of the National Anthem before the Los Angeles Dodgers played a home game against the San Diego Padres on Sept. 12.

Crowded Stadiums, Pandemic Create Combustible Mix this Fall

Crowded Stadiums, Pandemic Create Combustible Mix this Fall

By Tom Murphy | Sep 13, 2021

This fall's crowded college and professional football stadiums could create ripe conditions for COVID-19 to spread among unvaccinated fans, experts say.

Olympian and Boyfriend Held Hours for Questioning in Alleged Homophobic Airport Incident

Olympian and Boyfriend Held Hours for Questioning in Alleged Homophobic Airport Incident

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 12, 2021

Olympic volleyball star Douglas Souza shared details of an incident with airport staff in Italy he says was fueled by homophobia.

Mets, Yankees and More Pay Tribute on 9/11 20th Anniversary

Mets, Yankees and More Pay Tribute on 9/11 20th Anniversary

By Noah Trister and Jake Seiner | Sep 12, 2021

Shoulder to shoulder and interspersed, players from the New York Mets and Yankees shared the diamond during the national anthem Saturday night at Citi Field with first responders.

Watch: Former Soccer Star Says Lawyer Told Gay Player to Stay Closeted

Watch: Former Soccer Star Says Lawyer Told Gay Player to Stay Closeted

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 10, 2021

A former soccer pro testified to British lawmakers that when he advised a gay fellow player to come out, he heard how a lawyer had advised the closeted man to keep his sexuality a secret.

High School Football Player Turns the Closet Inside-Out - Literally

High School Football Player Turns the Closet Inside-Out - Literally

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 8, 2021

An openly gay 17-year-old high school football player showed his community how he's handled being outed, and it's a model for other youth.

Your COVID Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe?

Your COVID Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe?

By Phil Galewitz | Sep 7, 2021

Is it safe to go to a packed stadium even if you are vaccinated? Six out of the seven public health experts that KHN spoke to from big football states were adamant in their response: No way. Not now

Brazil-Argentina WCup Game Suspended In Coronavirus Dispute

Brazil-Argentina WCup Game Suspended In Coronavirus Dispute

By Mauricio Savarese | Sep 6, 2021

Argentina's World Cup qualifier at Brazil was interrupted after just seven minutes Sunday in a wild dispute over coronavirus concerns, with the game later suspended by the referee.

Bryan Ruby is First Pro Baseball Player to Come Out

Bryan Ruby is First Pro Baseball Player to Come Out

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 5, 2021

Pro baseball player Bryan Ruby, who is part of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, is the first pro baseball player to come out as gay. He's the third male pro athlete to come out this summer.

Osaka Weighs Another Break From Tennis After US Open Loss

Osaka Weighs Another Break From Tennis After US Open Loss

By Howard Fendrich | Sep 4, 2021

This was the first Slam tournament for the 23-year-old Osaka since she pulled out of the French Open before the second round to take a mental health break after having announced she would not participate in news conferences in Paris.

US Open Players Don't Need COVID Shots; About Half Have Them

US Open Players Don't Need COVID Shots; About Half Have Them

By Howard Fendrich | Aug 29, 2021

players and their team members do not need to be vaccinated, but the spectators who have paid to watch them now must be able to show they have had at least one shot.

Sir Elton John Reaches Out with Phone Call to Gay Hockey Player

Sir Elton John Reaches Out with Phone Call to Gay Hockey Player

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 26, 2021

It didn't take long for Elton John to reach across the waters and congratulate groundbreaking gay hockey player Luke Prokop; Sir John's call came through the day after Prokop came out.

FIFA Reduces Penalty on Mexico for Anti-Gay Chants at Games

FIFA Reduces Penalty on Mexico for Anti-Gay Chants at Games

Aug 26, 2021

The world soccer body has agreed to reduce Mexico's punishment for anti-gay chants heard during the Olympic qualifying matches in March, Mexican soccer officials said Wednesday.

How Playing Basketball Can Help You Keep Fit and Stay Healthy

How Playing Basketball Can Help You Keep Fit and Stay Healthy

Aug 25, 2021

Team sports are great: Not only do they provide you with a chance to increase your heart rate and burn calories, but they're great socially too. One of the best sports out there is basketball.

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