Earlier I posted about Queer Nation protests of Johnny Weir at a talk at Barnard College last night. Weir appeared at the talk with his husband, Victor Weir-Voronov. The openly gay skater is contracted to work at the Sochi Games...
Former National Basketball Association star Magic Johnson recently told Anderson Cooper that he is Christian but that he also supports his openly gay son.
Home (Music video featuring Alan Gendreau) from Ben Carver on Vimeo. Back in April former Middle Tennessee State kicker Alan Gendreau had hoped to become the first openly gay football player chosen for the NFL. Unfortunately, that dream wasn’t to be so handsome 24-year-old continues to persevere with a new goal in mind — becoming the […]
Back in January, we reported on openly gay Louisville Baptist Minister The Rev. Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard and his partner of 9 years, Dominque James who were arrested after a peaceful "pray-in" at a county clerk's office following their denial of...
Soccer star Robbie Rogers carries a garment bag with a suit out of a store after shopping on Tuesday (November 26) in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old openly gay LA Galaxy player was joined by a male pal for the outing – perhaps the suit is for some fancy Thanksgiving dinner plans?? PHOTOS: Check out the [...]
Openly gay Virginia state Sen. Adam Ebbin today introduced a bill to repeal that state's constitutional ban on marriage. There's a long road ahead, however. To repeal the 2006 amendment, legislation would have to pass the General Assembly two times with an intervening election, then would go on the ballot in the next succeeding general election. Show More Summary
Openly gay state senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th) has introduced legislation to repeal the state's ban on same-sex marriage, the Sun Gazette reports: Voters statewide approved the amendment in 2006 by a 57-percent-to-43-percent majority, and while public support for gay marriage...
Thirty-five years ago this week, our country lost a man who symbolized the breakdown of barriers for LGBT elected officials everywhere. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in California, had held his office for less than a year before he was assassinated. Show More Summary
Fox News spent under five minutes covering the controversy between Republican Wyoming Senate candidate and former Fox News contributor Liz Cheney and her openly gay sister Mary Cheney over Liz's opposition to marriage equality - significantly less than CNN and MSNBC, who both devoted more than one hour. Show More Summary
The New Jersey husband and wife accused of giving an openly gay New Jersey restaurant server a sermonizing receipt instead of a real tip now tell NBC — anonymously — that they did, in fact, leave a 20 percent tip for Danya Morales earlier...Show More Summary
What NFL teams fear is the potential negative coverage that could come with it. The media will write stories when players talk trash about gay players, when they say they aren’t ready, when they make homophobic comments.
Earlier this year, we came closer than we even realized to having an openly gay active NFL player. Obviously, that never happened. This is why. Bleacher Report has a fascinating behind the scenes look at how loose lips, fear, alleged greed and one major coming out in another sport may have killed the possibility of […]
Though he is still waiting to find out if his trial times will qualify him for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Blake Skjellerup already has big plans for the games. The openly gay speed skater has said that, despite...
When the first NFL player comes out as gay, it will be a huge story. But it won't be as big of a spectacle as teams fear. The post Why The NFL Is Really Afraid Of An Openly Gay Player appeared first on ThinkProgress.
According to a story in Bleacher Report, at least two openly gay players were on the verge of signing with the NFL last spring. You may recall rumors at the time that were floated, but then shot down, by former...
Jason Collins's announcement that he was gay last spring may have prevented an NFL team from signing the league's first openly gay player. According to a Bleacher Report investigation, stories this past spring about how the NFL was laying...Show More Summary
A plan for the first openly gay NFL player to come out fell apart at the last minute in June, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reports. The player was a free agent. The team he was planning on signing with, as well as its coaches, knew he was gay. Show More Summary
The team had decided yes. The player had decided the same. It was set. It was going to happen. An NFL player was going to publicly say he was gay and then play in the NFL. What happened before that moment showed how parts of the NFL are progressive and ready for change. Show More Summary
Gabriel Arana investigates the grassroots efforts of Christians: Except for the Episcopal Church, which recognized same-sex unions in 2009 and ordains openly gay and lesbian priests, the leadership of the country’s major Christian denominations has presented a solid front against the spread of same-sex marriage across the country. Show More Summary
Dayna Morales, an ex-Marine and openly gay server at New Jersey's Gallop Asian Bistro, says she'll donate all the monies she received after getting an anti-gay message on a customer... Read Full Post