Category | Sports

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). […]


SMART Riders Blaze a Trail to Key West for Philanthropy and Fun

Posted on 17 November 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE – The 9th Annual SMART Ride began on Friday morning, November 16, with the participants in the two-day event to support the fight against HIV/AIDS assembling at 4 a.m. for a Ride Day orientation, and a 5 a.m. breakfast, just before the official gun-time of 6:40 a.m. On Thursday, November 15, the riders, […]

Bobby Blair ‘Aces’ Las Vegas Tennis Pro-Am Doubles Event

Posted on 14 November 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV – The weekend of November 2, Florida Agenda publisher Bobby Blair competed in a ProAm tennis event held at the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). Blair and doubles partner Jorge Pinos—a premier Latin America talent agent formerly with the William Morris Agency—competed against tennis professionals and amateurs, including well-known faces […]


Gay Republican Recants ‘Hate Crime’ Assault Claims

Posted on 05 November 2012

MADISON, WI – A gay Republican who last month claimed that he was assaulted in an attack motivated by his personal politics has recanted his story. As we reported last week (Florida Agenda, October 31, 2012: “Gay Republican Claims Assault Was Motivated by Politics”), Kyle Wood, a volunteer for a GOP congressional campaign, told the […]


Super Bowl Hero Would Trade Championship to Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 24 June 2011

ALBANY, NY – David Tyree, hero of the Giants’ Super Bowl upset over the Patriots in the 2007 Super Bowl said he’d trade the win to block gay marriage according to the New York Daily News. Tyree is best remembered in his career for his miraculous late-game catch in Super Bowl XLII against the Patriots, […]

Sports Bar Profiting from No Smoking

Posted on 05 April 2011

Sidelines Sports Bar sees revenue increase after going smoke free It has been four months since Wilton Drives’ Sidelines has gone smoke free.  How has it affected profits? Positively, according to Jennifer Morales, the marketing director of the famed sports bar. She said, “While the economy still seems to create a challenge to small businesses […]

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Making a Difference – Lifeceutical Group Joins Forces with Brian Neal Fitness Challenge

Posted on 04 March 2011

By BOB KESCKEMETY The Lifeceutical Group, a company dedicated to improving a person’s quality of life, has joined forces with the Brian Neal Fitness Challege, a three 1-hour a week fitness boot-camp that is free and open to the public and held at Island City Health and Fitness in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. The […]

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