Sports

Stompers Re-sign Openly Gay Pitcher

Right-handed pitcher Sean Conroy, perhaps the most celebrated player in the short history of the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, has agreed to terms on a contract that will bring him back to Sonoma for the 2016 season, the team’s General Manager, Theo Fightmaster said. “Sean is a guy we were lucky to have last(…)

Nike Is Preparing To Drop Manny Pacquaio

  TMZ Sports reports that Nike has pulled its Manny Pacquaio line of branded sportswear from its website in preparation for cutting ties with the anti-LGBT champion boxer. They write: Multiple sources tell TMZ Sports … Nike is preparing to cut ties with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his latest round of anti-gay comments. The(…)

Campus Pride and Athlete Ally Launch Groundbreaking Sports Inclusion Project

  Campus Pride and Athlete Ally announced Wednesday the launch of the Sports Inclusion Project, (SportsInclusion.org), a first-of-its-kind effort that will work toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion in college athletics and recreational sports on college campuses. The multi-year project will focus on all levels of college athletics and participation within recreational sports,(…)

Lenny Dykstra Claims He Blackmailed Closeted Umps and Others

  Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra said that he hired private investigators to dig up dirt on umpires in order to pressure the umpires to call a smaller strike zone and consequently give him more walks. In an interview Tuesday with Fox’s Colin Cowherd on “The Herd,” Dykstra revealed that(…)

Arizona State Football Player Chip Sarafin Comes Out As Gay

  Arizona State football player Edward “Chip” Sarafin has publicly come out as gay. The redshirt senior made his announcement in an interview with Compete magazine. The 6’6″, 320-pound backup offensive lineman is believed to be the first active college football player at a Division I program to publicly come out as gay, according to(…)

Glenn Burke, Baseball’s Gay ‘Pioneer,’ To Be Honored By MLB

  It’s been 19 years since Glenn Burke died. But he’s finally receiving recognition for becoming the first former Major League Baseball player to come out as gay. Burke will be honored as a gay pioneer for the sport before the All-Star Game in Minneapolis on Tuesday, The New York Times reports. “He was a(…)