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Video: Dave Kopay featured in Buick Human Highlight Reel campaign

Dave Kopay, the first NFL player to come out publicly as gay, is featured in the latest Buick Human Highlight Reel, which shows sports people who have made a difference. A one-minute spot was aired...

Comcast SportsNet's 'The Last Barrier' is in-depth look at gay athletes and pro sports

Amani Toomer Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has put together a fantastic, in-depth look at the state of homophobia and gay athletes in professional sports. The one-hour documentary, titled The...

City of San Francisco asks league commissioners to publicly support gay athletes

Agnos, Olague, Carroll & Yacker The City of San Francisco on Tuesday announced their official support for The Last Closet campaign, which...

City of San Francisco to announce support for gay pro athletes, fresh off World Series win

As San Francisco Giants fans celebrate their team's World Series win, the City and County of San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors are announcing their support for LGBT professional athletes....

Gay Games celebrate 30 years of amazing events and outreach

The Federation of Gay Games celebrated the 30th anniversary of Gay Games I last weekend in Los Angeles. The weekend of events included several sports exhibitions, discussion panels and a lovely...

Gay Games celebrate 30th anniversary this weekend in Los Angeles

Los Angeles swimmers at Gay Games I (via FGG) The Federation of Gay Games celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend in Los Angeles. The...

Watch late gay former NFL player Jerry Smith in 1970s car commercial

It was a pleasant surprise to stumble across this old TV commercial from 1972 featuring the late Jerry Smith hocking Rosenthal Chevrolet. Fellow Redskin Walt Rock appears with Smith in the...

The Advocate names three athletes to their Hall of Fame: Kopay, Galindo and BJK

To celebrate its 45th anniversary this year, The Advocate has named one hero for every year the publication has been around. In a powerful statement about the importance of sports in our movement,...

Slate readers: Pro athlete will come out October 2014, will be in baseball

Dave Kopay started paving the way in the '70s Slate.com asked its readers to predict when a professional male athlete in the United States...

1975 'Gay sports' article featured homophobia from the Twins, three gay NFL quarterbacks

While many people know about the four-part Washington Post series in 1975 in which David Kopay came out of the closet, few have read the text or know about the other three parts. So I was excited...

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