Three academic researchers have published a study they conducted of Outsports stories that shows sports evolving into a welcoming place for out gay, bi and queer male athletes. Adam J. All of the stories ran on Outsports in They say in the report that they chose to focus on stories published in because there was a surge in the number of coming-out stories on Outsports told that year. The study shows, nearly without fail, a familiar pattern in the stories: Male athletes are afraid to come out to their teammates, but when they do they are nearly universally met with acceptance. The handful of accounts of negative reactions came almost exclusively from places outside of sports, including family members and other classmates.
Gay athletes use their platform at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games
Gay athletes use their platform at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games - Los Angeles Times
Jason Collins, a free agent who played with the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards during the National Basketball Association's season, made history on April 29 when he became the first male professional athlete currently playing in the United States to announce he's gay. Though this is a monumental event for the sports and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, many other athletes have come out of the closet in the past. In the slideshow below, check out 27 other athletes who have helped bring more attention to LGBT issues in sports by being open and honest about who they are. US Edition U. Coronavirus News U.
Male athletes are widely accepting of gay teammates, says new in-depth study
Oh, the dreaded email. So the Atlanta Falcons fullback was outed by his alleged ex-boyfriend who was upset Mughelli broke up with him once he turned pro. Complete with pictures and receipts, he took his business to the website Miss Jia to spill everything. Strong pics to go with the rumor. Sooo, this pic was found on the Bleacher Report.
The gay world is often represented as some sort of monolithic whole that has the same culture. That is a lie. It is actually broken down into a handful of substrata to which each gay belongs. Here they are. Just like the world at large may stereotype gays as mincing wrist flippers with great taste bent on giving everyone they meet a make over.