NBA center Jason Collins just became the very first male professional athlete to come out publicly via a candid and moving essay in Sports Illustrated magazine, and this is a Very Big Deal.
With the gay propaganda law set to pass, it doesn’t look like Russia’s going to be very inviting for queers going to the Olympic Games.
Badass former Marine and out athlete Liz Carmouche will be a part of history when she takes on Ronda Rousey in the UFC’s first women’s Mixed Martial Arts title fight on February 23rd.
“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself . . . I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.”
“There is no better feeling than knowing you can’t do something, just knowing it to the core, and then surprising yourself because you can.”
“Brought to you by my love for athletic women, here’s a list of sporty women to watch out for.”
Three more athletes have decided to come out since the games began. Welcome to our team, queers! That brings our total athletes to 23 and our fabulousness through the roof.
What transcends nationalism at the Olympic Games? Gayness. Here’s our team of 20 for London 2012.
“It’s still the old patriarchal fear, or doubt, that women can do outstanding athletic performances. If they do, they can’t be real women. It’s that clear, it’s that prejudicial.” -Bruce Kidd