Category | Sports

National Swimming Champion Comes Out as Gay

Posted on 16 December 2014

By RICHARD HACK / BALTIMORE, Md. — Tom Luchsinger, the fastest U.S. swimmer in the butterfly stroke, announced he was gay this week in a letter published in OutSports. According to Luchsinger, his personal struggle with his sexual orientation has taken its psychological toll. “For as long as I can remember I tried to repress […]

Billie Jean King Talks Being Gay in the 1970s

Posted on 14 August 2013

Beverly Hills, CA – Billie Jean King recently told the Associated Press that she couldn’t have come out of the closet in the 70s because it would have damaged her career as well as the women’s professional tennis tour as a whole. “I don’t think it would have helped the situation. I think it would […]


Nike To Sponsor First Major Pro Gay Athlete

Posted on 19 April 2013

Nike wants to sponsor the first major out pro gay athlete. But who will step forward and claim the throne? The company wants to be the sponsor of “anyone thinking about becoming the first openly gay athlete in major U.S. team sports.” The comment went directly to Rick Welts, the openly gay president of the […]


Former NFL Player Comes Out

Posted on 01 April 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA — Former professional football player Kwame Harris, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, came out on Friday during an interview with CNN. Harris, a former offensive tackle who played for six seasons in the NFL, told CNN that he regrets not being able to admit his sexuality during […]


LGBT Tennis “Art Deco Open” Comes to Key Biscayne

Posted on 07 January 2013

MIAMI — On January 18, the Miami Mavericks, Miami’s LGBT tennis organization, will host the Art Deco Open on Key Biscayne. The event, which will be held at Crandon Park, the home of the Sony Ericsson and the 5th Grand Slam, is considered the premier tournament of the worldwide Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association (GLTA). […]


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