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NBA Player Supports Marriage Equality – For His Two Moms

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried recently appeared in a video released by One Colorado, an LGBT rights group based in Colorado. Seated between his birth mother and her partner – his second mom – he supports marriage equality for others like them. “I support civil union, because it gives people, gays and lesbians, the right to … Continue reading

Men’s Style Icon Ray-Ban Releases Pro-Gay Ad

In honor of its 75th anniversary, Ray-Ban  – creator of the famous Aviator and Wayfarer sunglasses – has continued an ad campaign started in 2007 called Never Hide in which they feature their own photographs of people standing out in the crowd, and also allow fans to submit their own photos. On a loading screen … Continue reading

Michael Irvin Speaks ‘Out’ For Equality

Michael Irvin, NFL Hall of Famer, graces the cover of Out Magazine and in an interview speaks out specifically to black people, asking how discrimination towards gays is any different than against blacks. The article describes him as ‘a passionate supporter of gay athletes and equal rights for same-sex couple’. Irvin speaks about learning about his … Continue reading

NBA Exec Shines In Coming Out

The fact that there is less and less fanfare when people come out as being gay is a good thing, it shouldn’t be a big deal. But in the sports world, especially men’s professional sports, being gay still has a huge stigma attached. And so it is very admirable that Phoenix Suns president and chief … Continue reading

Gaming Company Ga Ga Over Gays

The gaming industry has a well-deserved reputation for being male- and especially straight-male oriented. As a straight (but not narrow) male  player myself – who has had to read the homophobic, racial, and general innuendo on the online chats of various games – I am all too often embarrassed by the community. However, one game … Continue reading

NFL Player Speaks For Gay Marriage

I am very happy today to be able to post another rare example of true ‘Sportsmanlike conduct’ – a professional athlete acting as a gentleman and a actual role model and hero. NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, has stepped up in support of legalizing gay marriage in Maryland. In a profession … Continue reading

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