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Tom Daley proves us stretching is never a bad idea!

Tom Daley proves us stretching is never a bad idea!

Tom Daley’s stretching routine will have you feeling hot and sweaty… After competing in the World Championships this summer and a delayed honeymoon that took him halfway across the world, Tom Daley had to get back to training last week following some time off. “It’s gonna hurt, but I thought I’d take you guys with me for the week to…
An olympic love story!

An olympic love story!

The olympic athlete Johan Jimmy Sjödin tells his gay love story. Johan Jimmy Sjödin is an olympic athlete who competed in Atlanta Olympics in 1996, after which he left the sport for a greater reason: his sexual orientation. This is not another story of homophobia, but about wanting to live life, as he says: "I grew up with no social life because…
Adidas Tells Sport Stars It Won’t Drop Them If They Come Out

Adidas Tells Sport Stars It Won’t Drop Them If They Come Out

Adidas has added a new clause into its contracts that ensures athletes won’t lose sponsorship if they come out. Adidas CFO Robin Stalker revealed the news last Thursday at Team Pride: Leveling the LGBT Playing Field, a British conference aimed at improving visibility in sports. “Adidas acknowledges and adheres to the principles of diversity, as this is a central part of the…
Sports Equality Foundation launched to help LGBTI athletes come out

Sports Equality Foundation launched to help LGBTI athletes come out

The Sports Equality Foundation was launched Wednesday (20 January) to help LGBTI athletes, coaches and sports leaders come out. The organization grew out of the anti-bullying Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, which was founded five years ago by the English rugby player and gay icon of the same name. ‘We have heard from countless athletes and coaches that there is a…

Study finds gay internet users more likely to attend games than straight peers

According to a recent study gay and lesbian adults, who use the Internet, are also avid sports fans.  The Nielsen survey showed LGBT consumers are 'bigger aficionados than average fans.' Adult gay and lesbian Internet users are '11% more likely than the average adult online to attend pro sporting events.' The report also discovered gay adults are 51% more likely…

Gay Men in Professional Sports

Following the recent ESPN story by John Buccigross about the coming out of Brendan Burke, the son of Brian Burke, the General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the CBC’s Mark Kelley, on his show, Connect, interviewed one of my heroes, former basketball star John Amaechi, who in his autobiography, Man in the Middle, made public his…

MTV Wants You (To Come Out)!

According to the ‘want ads’ for MTV’s True Life series, MTV is looking for a few good gay men or women who are athletes and living in the closet. According to the post: Are you planning to come out to your teammates? Have you been afraid or hesitant to come out to your sports team as gay, bisexual, or transsexual…