Out Athletes

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.

'2 of us are gay.' UVA swimmers promote diversity

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What is diversity? Students at the University of Virginia wanted to show that it is more than a buzzword and to make the campus more inclusive. Along those lines, three students created an awesome...

Ex-Nebraska football player lobbies for gay rights

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"If my fellow teammates could accept and love me for being gay over a decade ago, why is it so hard to accept other LGBT people in the workplace here in Nebraska now?" Eric Lueshen asks.

Video
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Watch: Gay Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley

The university releases a powerful video and feature article about their openly gay tennis player Matt Dooley.

Tom Daley makes it official: 'I am a gay man'

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British diver had said he fancied girls as well as guys, but now says he's gay.

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