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NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, WNBA and NASCAR join GLAAD's Spirit Day on Friday


As we've said over and over, the sports world has transformed. In an unprecedented development, all of the major pro sports leagues in the United States have agreed to be part of GLAAD's Spirit Day...

30 Coming Out Stories in 2012

Thursday is National Coming Out Day, a day for LGBT people to stand up and be counted. It's a perfect time to remind everyone that gay and lesbian athletes are part of the community of people...

MSNBC news host Thomas Roberts: NASCAR racers go 500 mph


In the latest chapter of the gays-don't-know-sports stereotype, openly gay MSNBC host Thomas Roberts invited NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France onto his show on Thursday to talk about how much...

NASCAR companies rate well for LGBT equality in the workplace


Brad Keselowski drives for MillerCoors, which gets 100. Some may think of rampant homophobia when the top if NASCAR comes up, but that's...

Streamline Hotel, the birthplace of NASCAR, is now a gay bar


In 1947, Bill France Sr. outlined the foundation of NASCAR in his room at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona, Fla. Now, the lounge of that hotel is a gay bar. From Yahoo! Sports: Where else could you...

Is poker a sport?


I appeared on SiriusXM's Derek & Romaine show yesterday for about an hour to talk sports. The hosts aren't big sports fans (Romaine hates football), but we always mix it up for the sports fans and...

7 shirtless jocks on cover of Dutch magazine on gays in sport, and 2 come out as gay


L'HOMO, a special edition of the Dutch women's magazine Linda, features seven shirtless athletes on its cover in an issue dealing with gays in sports. The catch is that only two of the athletes are...

Racing champ Niki Lauda is homophobic


Niki Lauda was a Formula One champ back in the 1970s and '80s. Now he says gays shouldn't dance on TV, which is essentially saying he doesn't want any dancing on TV (stereotype alert! stereotype...

Queers for Gears asks a NASCAR question


Via ESPN, a fun little moment at a recent press conference when Carl Edwards is asked a question by Michael Myers, who runs the Queer for Gears website (video below). Myers question (his first ever...

Quick hits: Federer, soccer, Pats, Sprint Cup


Roger Federer won his French Open final rematch Monday, beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). He now stands three wins from the 15th Grand Slam win that at last year's Wimbledon some...

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