Out Athletes

Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams

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Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams have made history as the Rams selected Sam in the 2014 NFL Draft, making him the first openly gay active NFL player in history.

Gay Irish rugby player is not a 'hairdresser'

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Brian 'Bru' Amerlynck said the "jock culture" leads to dismissing gay men as athletes.

Ex-basketball star Michelle Marciniak marries

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Michelle Marciniak, who led Tennessee to the women's college basketball championship in 1996, and Beth Brooke, the first woman to receive a basketball scholarship at Purdue, were married this month...

'I’m a gay Christian basketball player'

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College basketball player Derek Schell tells how he reconciled his faith with being gay.

Swimmers' crush on Zac Efron a sign he was gay

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Nick Jessee has been out since he was a high school freshman and there was never any looking back. The freshman swimmer at St. Louis University wins respect and accolades from his team.

Brittney Griner scores with revealing memoir

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The raw emotions behind it pour out in beautifully complicated, unpurified form. Repression is a recurrent theme.

Erskine College volleyball gets NCAA berth

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Erskine College, with gay players Drew Davis and Juan Varona, will play for the national championship in Chicago in two weeks.

Arizona swimmer finds freedom after coming out

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"I realize that now that I don’t have weight on my shoulders to keep my head down," Lauren Elizabeth Neidigh writes. After she comes out, she finds an inner peace that was lacking.

Sam, Griner make Out magazine's Power 50

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Michael Sam (No. 9) and Brittney Griner (No. 31), two young athletes at the beginning of their careers, are the first professional athletes included in Out's Power 50.

How will opposing fans treat Derrick Gordon?

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The openly gay UMass basketball player already faces harassment from fans, as does every other college athlete.

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