Tag Archive | LGBT Athletes

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

(Reuters) Athletes from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Russia were among the thousands of people convening in Paris on Saturday for the opening ceremonies of the 10th Gay Games, which aim to raise awareness about LGBT rights. They paraded behind their respective national flags in a stadium in western Paris, in celebrations attended by Mayor Anne […]

American Football College Player Michael Sam Comes Out

American Football College Player Michael Sam Comes Out

An American Football player, who is tipped to soon become a professional NFL player, has come out as gay. Michael Sam, 24, is a defensive linesman for the American Football team at the University of Missouri, and is being lauded as possibly becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player. “I came out to my team […]