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It appears that Michael Sam’s professional sporting career may be on the rise after all. According to numerous news reports, the Dallas Cowboys are considering taking on the defensive end, who was let go from the St. Louis Rams recently. According to NFL Media, The Texas-based team plan to bring Sam in for a physical today. If […]
Edward “Chip” Sarafin, Offensive Lineman with the Sun Devils, Arizona State, followed the example of Michael Sam, and began telling his teammates, months before going public, that he was gay.
As Gay Games 9 take place in Cleveland, Michael Sam, one of the world’s highest profile LGBT athletes, is urging people to take part in the first international study on homophobia in sports. The study is the first to collect national data about discrimination in Ireland as well as other major English speaking countries, so they can be […]
The Northern Irish football club, Cliftonville, has recently made history in the region’s sporting history by supporting their LGBT fans. In reaction to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont voting against introducing equal marriage to the region, which would have brought it into line with the rest of the UK, the rainbow flag has been […]
In a world first, every major professional sport in Australia will collectively commit to tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Australian Football League, Australia Rugby Union, National Rugby League, Football Federation of Australia and Cricket Australia will collectively commit to creating inclusive sporting cultures and eliminate homophobia in their respective sport. At the launch event, […]
The German professional footballer, Thomas Hitzlsperger, has revealed he is gay in an interview with Die Zeit newspaper published today. The 31-year-old former Aston Villa midfielder, who won 52 caps for Germany as well as having West Ham and Everton on his CV, is now the most prominent footballer to come out as gay, saying that it […]
The Dublin Devils, Ireland’s only gay men’s soccer team, will be featured as part of The Underdogs tonight at 9.55pm on RTÉ Two. Presented by 2fm DJ Paddy McKenna, the programme looks at the unsung heroes of Irish sport, and will include interviews and comments from the Dublin Devils.