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Film footage surfaces of gay tennis great Bill Tilden

Possibly the greatest gay male athlete of all time, tennis legend Bill Tilden was possibly as dominant as Roger Federer was from 2004 to 2009. He was also gay, ultimately being embroiled in...

Over 100 out LGBT athletes have competed in the Summer Olympics

Johan Kenkhuis of the Netherlands Check out our complete Olympics coverage on our Olympics blog. There are at least 104 publicly out LGBT...

Bruce Hayes recalls winning Olympic swimming gold and his coming out

By Sasha Schwendenwein (See video of Hayes below) Millions of televisions were tuned into the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games on the night of the 4-by-200-meter freestyle finals, and the pressure...

Andrew Goldstein, America's first out pro athlete

The former Major League Lacrosse goalie says coming out simply isn't enough anymore

History: The first Jewish bullfighter in the world was also gay

Sidney Franklin in 1932 An exhibit has opened in Israel highlighting Jewish athletes who competed prior to the state's founding in 1948 and...

Top 10 moments in LGBT aquatics history

This summer we presented the 100 most important moments in LGBT sports history. We have encouraged leaders throughout the community to give us their top 10. This list comes from longtime IGLA and...

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...

Moment #1: Dave Kopay comes out as gay in newspaper interview

Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Football, 1975: Dave Kopay was pissed. It was December 1975 and he had read an article in the Washington Star...

Moment #2: Martina Navratilova comes out

Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Tennis, 1981. You know her by one word: Martina. She is not only one of the greatest lesbian athletes of all...

Moment #3: Tennis great Billie Jean King outed

Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Tennis, 1981: On Aug. 12, 2009, Billie Jean King was at the White House with 15 other prominent Americans to...

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