Jim Buzinski, whom he interviewed for the piece, is a Penn State alumnus and serves on the alumni advisory board for the center, a post that is voluntary and unpaid. From late April to early Maygay and lesbian athletes welcomed breakthrough after breakthrough in the historically closeted world of sports. That October, U.
Illustration by Michael Hili. When Simon Dunn finally revealed his sexuality to his rugby teammates, many told him to quit. He'd hid the fact he was gay because he struggled with the sport's macho culture and boys club attitude.
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NEW YORK — A new type of playbook is fast evolving in the world of sports: An informal, commonsense protocol for how prominent gay and lesbian athletes can come out with maximum acclaim and minimum turmoil. The logistics of Sam coming out were coordinated by Howard Bragman, a public relations expert who is vice chairman of Reputation. Other clients included golfer Rosie Jones in and pro basketball star Sheryl Swoopes in
There are currently no out athletes in any of the four major American sports. During Rodman's NBA career, he spoke openly about partying at gay clubs, dressing in drag, and having sexual fantasies about men, though he denied being gay. Rodman told Business Insider that after the Sports Illustrated article came out, the cover of which showed him in lingerie, it opened up new doors between athletes and the LGBTQ community.
Sign in. Watch now. Although openly gay men and women are prevalent in many aspects of American culture, Stephen and Desiree are two college athletes who are unhappily trapped in the closet. Will they still have teammates once the truth is told?
Reuters - Jason Collins made history in when he became the first openly gay athlete in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues and the former NBA player wishes more men would follow the trail he helped blaze. A growing number of high-profile Olympic athletes have come out in recent years but Collins said that while the NBA is ready for more openly gay players the tide has simply not turned when it comes to male professional team sports in the United States. After making the courageous decision in May to come out late in his season National Basketball Association career, Collins signed with Brooklyn the following February and played 22 games in a backup role before retiring later that year.