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Homophobia in sports

Tom Daley returns to Russia and takes home medals

One of the world’s most well-known gay athletes triumphs again in Vladimir Putin’s backyard

Australian pro basketball player calls being LGBTQ a ‘mental illness’

Corey Webster replied to tweet asking what the Progress Pride flag represents; Webster stood down by Perth Wildcats for NBL pre-season match vs out gay player Isaac Humphries’ Adelaide 36ers.

Paul Bissonnette loves talking about bending guys over with ‘no spit, no lube’

Bissonnette seems to relish in graphically describing naked men and sex with them.

Alabama fans shower Texas players with racist, anti-gay slurs

Viral video shows a disgusting display from some ‘Bama fans after their team lost to the Longhorns.

Appalling homophobic abuse of referee gets rugby league talking

Marcus Griffiths recently received anti-gay slurs and a death threat on social media. Former ref James Child, who came out publicly in 2021, says there are issues to address.

It’s time for LGBTQ fans to raise alarms about Saudi Arabian ownership in American sports

As the Jordan Henderson story shows, Saudi Arabian influence in sports isn’t going away. We need to make the nation’s anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses part of the conversation.

Leeds United hit with record fine for fans’ homophobic chanting

England’s Football Association has hit the club with a £150,000 sanction after the incident in a Premier League game against Brighton in March.

Out tennis player Greet Minnen is sick of the homophobic threats she faces

The Belgian tennis player gave her followers a glimpse into the ugly side of online sports fandom.

Jake Paul beat Nate Diaz, but their homophobia sadly was the real winner

Diaz and Paul each hurled homophobic insults toward each other, showing that combat sports still have a way to go with inclusion.

OutKick: Outsports is ‘homophobic’ for sharing Kevin Maxen’s coming out story

Chad Withrow and Jonathan Hutton of OutKick make it clear they want LGBTQ voices silenced.

This gay hockey referee loves the game. Homophobia tells him the game doesn’t love him back.

Tyler has been the target of countless homophobic slurs and taunts from parents, coaches, players, and even his own fellow officials.

Homophobia at its worst in Northwestern football hazing allegations; Pat Fitzgerald fired

Head coach Pat Fitzgerald denied any knowledge of forced male-to-male sex acts being the alleged dominant hazing rituals occurring in Northwestern football.

Sorana Cirstea shares sexist, anti-LGBTQ tropes ahead of Wimbledon

If strict adherence to gender roles is so important to Sorana Cirstea, I wholeheartedly support her doing just that.

NBA veteran Gilbert Arenas says LGBTQ community is more ‘unfair’ than the Taliban

Arenas railed against the LGBTQ community, spreading ignorant lies and a cruel dismissal of history.

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Let's talk about Gary Bettman's gay 'distraction'

Gary Bettman has banned Pride jerseys in the NHL because he said they are a 'distraction.'

NHL bans Pride jerseys even during warmups, Pride Nights will continue

Caution and thought are warranted. A league ban on Pride warmup jerseys? The NHL can’t get out of its own way.

USMNT goalie says Mexico anti-gay chants were ‘against everything that we stand for’

US Soccer empowers anti-gay soccer fans in the United States and Mexico. More homophobic chants will come.

Mexico fans won’t stop chanting a gay slur. Will US Soccer follow its own policy and ban Mexico?

What are US Soccer and CONCACAF waiting for?

Blue Jays release Anthony Bass after repeated anti-LGBTQ messages

Bass, who had shared an anti-LGBTQ message on Instagram, had been set to catch the opening pitch for Pride Night.

Mexico fans chant gay slur ‘puto’ at USMNT, cause CONCACAF to suspend match

Mexico fans couldn’t help from chanting a gay slur at Team USA. Now the match has been suspended.

College runner’s anti-gay bullying suit reinstated by federal court

In expansion of Title IX, court says sexual orientation can be used to judge cases of alleged harassment.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass apologizes for LGBTQ boycott, meets with Pride leader

Bass had shared a ‘boycott Target’ post. He’s now going on a listening and image-rehab tour.

Red Sox call up homophobic minor league pitcher less than a week before Pride Night

New Red Sox pitcher Matt Dermody once tweeted that gay people ‘will go to hell.’

Sorry Newsmax, there’s a lot that’s gay about baseball—and it’s amazing

Right wing pundit Greg Kelly got all hot and bothered about Dodgers Pride Night. He won’t be the last.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ‘outraged’ by getting boot from Dodgers on Pride Night

The LGBTQ advocacy group defended itself a day after the Dodgers disinvited them from Pride Night, while politicians and groups condemned the team.

Why MLB caving to anti-gay bigots saddens but doesn’t surprise this lapsed Catholic fan

Seeing the Catholic League’s outrage machine shut down part of the Dodgers’ Pride celebration called up some painful memories of growing up in the church.

French soccer club Toulouse sits players opposed to anti-homophobia initiative

French soccer team stands by its commitment to support International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Even with the top draft pick, organizational homophobia makes it hard to support the Blackhawks

After the Blackhawks played their part in this year’s NHL Pride jersey fiasco, it’s hard to justify cheering for them as an LGBTQ fan. Even with Connor Bedard.

Children’s book on Billie Jean King might be banned in Florida district because one parent complained

A sentence in a cartoon book about the gay tennis icon caused one parent to ask that the title be removed from elementary school libraries.

West Virginia consequences for Bob Huggins get 1 thing right and 4 things wrong

Do the punishment, outreach and education fit Huggins’ repeated use of slurs and LGBTQ insults? Absolutely not.

Bob Huggins’ public comments were the most homophobic we’ve heard in sports since Tim Hardaway in 2007

Huggins knew the power of gay slurs and the potential career-ending repercussions. Inexplicably, he did it anyway.

Mexico fans used gay slurs. US Soccer didn’t pause the match. Now what?

As predicted, Mexico fans chanted a gay slur at the USMNT, and US Soccer didn’t follow its own protocol.