Peter Thatchell urges First Misnister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia We are asking Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to express his grave concern at the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth member states. We urge him to appeal to all participating countries to adhere […]
These Commonwealth Games would have carried on without him. They probably would have thrived without him. Usain Bolt admitted so himself. But as soon as the Jamaican emerged on stage to face a news conference packed with reporters and camera crews from around the world, there was a quick realisation that the remaining nine days would […]
Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to play for an NFL team, has been recognized by ESPN with their Arthur Ashe Courage award, which the St. Louis Rams rookie received last night at the ESPYs.
By Nathan James Michael Sam, the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, and the first openly gay athlete to join an NFL team, has officially been signed on with the St. Louis rams, in a four-tear deal worth approximately $2.65 million, team officials said Thursday. Sam, 22, a seventh-round draft pick, was offered […]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 6 2014 (IPS) – It seemed like “a good deal” at the time, but then things changed. That description of the 2006 purchase of a U.S. refinery, one of the oil industry scandals hanging over the Brazilian government’s head, could also apply to attitudes towards the FIFA World Cup. Analysis by […]
Half of the US Senate has called on the National Football League to order the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a “racial slur”. In a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the senators said the league can “no longer ignore” calls from Native American groups. President Barack Obama, an American football […]
Riot police in Brazil have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup. Some demonstrators hurled stones while other burned tyres and blocked roads. They say they are angry that billions of dollars are being spent on […]
Michael Sam, the defensive lineman who made international headlines when he came out of the closet while playing for Mizzou, has now made history again by becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player. Sam, who was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player Of The Year for 2013-14, was selected as NFL Draft pick 249 this afternoon, by the St. Louis Rams.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named a new interim president of the Los Angeles Clippers. Dick Parsons, a former lawyer and chairman at Citigroup and Time Warner, will take over as the NBA tries to force a sale of the team. Owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league after being recorded […]
Derrick Gordon, a sophomore shooting guard for UMass’ Division 1 basketball team, came out of the closet Wednesday, making him the first athlete in the top division of NCAA basketball to do so. Gordon, 22, told his team and family he was gay on April 2, and publicly announced his sexual orientation to ESPN and Outsports this morning.