- Sue Bird comes out publicly as gay. What is it about women’s sport that make so many come out vs. men?
- Canadian Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber came out as gay on Facebook in a brief post and then basically said nothing about it for weeks. Recently, when asked about coming out, he said: “It’s something that shouldn’t be a big deal,” Barber said, right after winning the Canadian championships. It’s a personal choice, it shouldn’t be so heavily debated."
A recent column ignited a debate that we will weigh into. We discuss whether being an openly gay athlete should mean anything and what responsibilities, if any, such athletes have.
- Racism and homophobia are alive and well in the Mayweather-McGregor publicity tour.