Topic: Gay Rights

February 13, 2014

In Columbia, Missouri, fans are proud of Michael Sam and happy to be at the center of an important moment in sports. But there, and everywhere else, this story is just getting started, and there's more work to be done.

December 25, 2013

Veteran big man Jason Collins has come out as the NBA's first openly gay player, which is good for him and the game and those of us who care about it. He did it with all the invisible but palpable grace and modesty that has helped keep him in the league all these years.

August 16, 2013

Darren Young is the first openly gay wrestler in the long, checkered history of WWE. And because Darren Young works for WWE, what his courageous decision will mean for him and his career depends on how WWE decides that story plays.

May 6, 2013

Jason Collins' historic announcement has been received with happy shrugs and praise, which is a very good thing. But it's not the end of anything, not nearly, and we shouldn't be too satisfied with this admittedly satisfying reception.

April 30, 2013

Chris Broussard is famous, and ESPN gives him a large megaphone; Tim Brando is less so. But their shared brand of cheap, not-all-that-righteous righteousness is entirely too dim, lazy and small to mean anything, no matter how easy it is hear their voices.

April 30, 2013

The latest in an occasional series of crossword puzzles from the very awesome Ben Tausig. Contains current (sports) events, wordplay, and a clue involving Yanni. You should do it.

February 20, 2013

Last week, former U.S. Men's National Team player Robbie Rogers came out and retired from soccer. This is probably not the end of this story, which now belongs to Rogers himself.