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INTERVIEW: The gay Latvian foreign minister whose coming out shocked Eastern Europe

21 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Earlier this month, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced that he was gay, breaking a major barrier in eastern Europe’s socially conservative political scene, where openly gay public figures of any sort are extremely rare. Show More Summary

Gay London Businessman Ivan Massow Announces Bid For Mayor In 2016

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Openly gay businessman and entrepreneur Ivan Massow is running for Mayor of London in 2016 reports Pink News. Massow is known for his work offering financial services and insurance catered to gay people during the 1990s and announced his bid...

Michael Sam talks coming out publicly before NFL draft

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, never would have come out before May's draft if he had it his way.

Regrets: Michael Sam Says He Didn’t Really Want To Reveal His Gayness To The Public

Really?? We damn sure couldn’t tell… Michael Sam Says He Didn’t Want To Come Out AS Gay Publicly Via PageSix Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did

Michael Sam Opens Up About His Childhood In GQ Interview Say His Brothers Are ‘Evil People’

Michael Sam, the NFL’s only openly gay player, recently spoke to GQ about his childhood, including his relationship with his brothers who he calls ‘evil.’ Sam has spoken publicly about his tough childhood before, but never to this extent before reports USA Today. Show More Summary

First Openly Gay Player Retires from NBA

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, announced his retirement from the league on Wednesday. Collins made the announcement through a self-penned article on Sports Illustrated's website that appears in the Nov. 24 issue of the magazine. Show More Summary

GQ Makes Michael Sam a 2014 Man of the Year

Michael Sam made news earlier this year by becoming the first openly gay NFL football player but only a short time later he was cut from the St. Louis Rams and shortly after that the Dallas Cowboys. Now, GQ magazine is naming him one of its 2014 Men of the Year. Show More Summary

The Ladies of The Talk Debate Whether Country Music Will Ever Embrace an Openly Gay Star: VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

With country music star Ty Herndon making headlines yesterday after coming out as gay, the ladies of The Talk devoted a segment of Friday's show to the news and whether they think the country music industry will ever warm to...

Michael Sam Calls Brothers ‘Evil’ People In GQ Interview

Michael Sam, who was one of the first openly gay football players in the National Football League, gave a recent interview to GQ magazine and described how his brothers made his life hell. In the article, Sam said his brothers were “evil” and said both of them have written letters to him from prison. Show More Summary

How Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Gay Player, Changed Sports Forever

Two prominent advocates for LGBT equality in sports ponder the legacy of the NBA's first openly gay player. The post How Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Gay Player, Changed Sports Forever appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Simone Bell becomes First Openly Gay/Lesbian Legislative Officer

On Wednesday, the House Democratic Caucus convened to elect their leadership. Simone Bell is the new Chief Deputy Minority Whip. As the title says, she is now the first openly-gay/lesbian legislative leader. Pat Gardner is the other addition she will serve as secretary. Show More Summary

Jason Collins—The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player—Announces He's Retiring From Basketball

Jason Collins will take the next step in his career, opting to retire from the NBA a year-and-a-half after becoming the first openly gay athlete actively playing in one of the four major American professional sports leagues, the New York Post reports.

Kenny Smith -- Jason Collins Is No Hall of Famer

He's the first openly gay player in NBA history, but don't expect to see Jason Collins in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame unless he buys a ticket like everyone else... so says Kenny Smith. Collins played 13 seasons in the league -- and was…

That Was Fast: NBA’s First Openly Gay Baller Jason Collins Announces Retirement At The Tender Age Of 35

Bye Jason! Openly Gay Athlete Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA Via The Grio reports: Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets

Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player, Announces Retirement and Shares Story In “I’m Out”

"In the end, the people who genuinely love you will always love you and support you, no matter what. It’s the secret I wish I had known for 33 years." The post Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player, Announces Retirement and Shares Story In “I’m Out” appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, reflects on legacy, life after basketball

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins announced his retirement from the NBA today. He was the first openly gay active player in the U.S.’s four major sports leagues. Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/NY Daily News via Getty Images After a 13-year career in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player, is retiring. Show More Summary

Robbie Rogers, an openly gay player, is excelling in Major League Soccer

Jason Collins — the first openly gay man to compete in one of the United States' four most popular sports — retired from the NBA on Wednesday morning. He's being celebrated as a groundbreaking athlete who, while never a star player, will forever hold a special place in pro basketball history. Show More Summary

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Collins, the first openly gay active player in a major men's pro team sport, is ending his basketball career. read more

Jason Collins Announces NBA Retirement with Thoughtful Essay

He made waves 18 months ago after coming out as a gay man, and after 13 years on the court Jason Collins is making another big announcement. On Wednesday (November 19), the first openly gay NBA player revealed that he is announcing his...Show More Summary

Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player To Retire

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

It's a milestone! Sure, there have been plenty of closeted gay players who have retired, but until Jason Collins's announcement this morning, there had never been an openly gay player who retired after it became clear that no one wanted to sign him. Read more...

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