Derrick Gordon, UMass basketball player, becomes first openly gay NCAA Division I player - ESPN


“I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, ‘Why not me?’” 



(photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images via ESPN)

Derrick Gordon, UMass basketball player, becomes first openly gay NCAA Division I player - ESPN

“I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, ‘Why not me?’”
(photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images via ESPN)
Capitol Hill represent.
2014’s Gayest Cities in America | The Advocate
The most LGBT-friendly places in America, according to our ever-rotating criteria, are some of what you expect, and a lot of what you don’t.

Seattle is the home of our nation’s lust for lattes, our lust for lust (thanks in part to Dan Savage’s sex advice and his homemade porn film festival), and our lust for cool, lo-fi boutique hotels (the city is where the Ace Hotel chain sprouted). Capitol Hill is its gay headquarters, with lots of venues for guys and gals, wine bars, live music, and locavore cuisine.

(photo via Advocate.com)

Capitol Hill represent.

2014’s Gayest Cities in America | The Advocate

The most LGBT-friendly places in America, according to our ever-rotating criteria, are some of what you expect, and a lot of what you don’t.

Seattle is the home of our nation’s lust for lattes, our lust for lust (thanks in part to Dan Savage’s sex advice and his homemade porn film festival), and our lust for cool, lo-fi boutique hotels (the city is where the Ace Hotel chain sprouted). Capitol Hill is its gay headquarters, with lots of venues for guys and gals, wine bars, live music, and locavore cuisine.

(photo via Advocate.com)

What an inspiring way to start a Monday. This is a really thoughtful and personal piece, and I think it’s an important moment in our society.
NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.

(via SI.com)

What an inspiring way to start a Monday. This is a really thoughtful and personal piece, and I think it’s an important moment in our society.

NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.

(via SI.com)

breakingnews

Wow, this is an impressive move by the NHL. What’s up now, NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, et al.?

breakingnews:

Bloomberg: The National Hockey League has announced a partnership with a gay rights advocacy group as part of an effort to become “the most inclusive professional sports league” in the world.

The NHL and its players union reached an agreement with the You Can Play Project, a Denver-based advocacy group that opposes homophobia in sports and promotes LGBT equality.

“We are delighted to reaffirm through this joint venture with the NHL Players’ Association that the official policy of the NHL is one of inclusion on the ice, in our locker rooms and in the stands,” says NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in a statement.