Progress = “Now there’s a Jason Collins. Now there’s a Brittney Griner. Now there’s a Robbie Rogers. Now there’s a Michael Sam.”
Homophobia in Sports Tag
You know, the play about the 1999 murder of openly gay Matthew Shepard? During the show, audience members engaged in “borderline hate speech.” Reminder to all: It’s 20-f*&king-13.
The LGBT community has found itself with an unexpected ally: former Cowboys WR Michael Irvin. It’s always nice when the man with the biggest mouth in the room is out there promoting equality, acceptance and tolerance.
How dumb do you have to be to tweet from your *corporate* Twitter account that same-sex marriage “will always be wrong?” Uptown Sports is finding out. Everyone has the right to their opinions, but company-endorsed idiocy will not be tolerated.
Athletes across the globe right now are living a lie. Every day they live that lie in defense of a greater goal. But Athlete Ally, an organization established by star wrestler Hudson Taylor, is dedicated to challenging homophobia in sports.
Pressure, pain and defeat are just some of the many characteristics one most overcome to be a successful athlete. Olympic speed-skater Blake Skjellerup offers this advice to athletes: Come out — it will make you perform better, it will make your life better.