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Missouri Defensive End Michael Sam Announces He’s Gay

Missouri Defensive End Michael Sam Announces He’s Gay

Stacy Revere Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) —  Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced in interviews with ESPN’s Outside the Lines and the New York Times on Sunday that he is gay.
The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Sam told his teammates and coaches at M…

Blood Drive Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors

Blood Drive Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors

Gillian Mohney/ABC News(NEW YORK) — After Marshall Duer-Balkind, 30, exited a blood donation center on Friday morning, he held up a long green form as evidence that he had been rejected as a blood donor.On the form Duer-Balkind pointed out that sectio…

Robbie Rogers Joins LA Galaxy, Becomes First Openly Gay MLS Player

Robbie Rogers Joins LA Galaxy, Becomes First Openly Gay MLS Player

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Soccer player Robbie Rogers came out of a short-lived retirement Saturday to join the Los Angeles Galaxy, becoming the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer.
The 26-year-old midfielder, who briefly walked…

New York City Man Killed in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

New York City Man Killed in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City police say a deadly shooting that took place in Greenwich Village Saturday was an anti-gay hate crime.
32-year-old Harlem resident Marc Carson and his companion were just blocks from the famous St…

Jim Nabors Comes Out of the Closet, Reveals Marriage to Male Partner

Jim Nabors Comes Out of the Closet, Reveals Marriage to Male Partner

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(HONOLULU) — Former Gomer Pyle: USMC star Jim Nabors has come out of the closet, revealing that he married his longtime male partner in Seattle two weeks ago.The 82-year-old Nabors, a resident of Hawaii, tells Hawaii News N…

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Mike Tapscott / American Military Partner Association(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief.The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in th…

Gay Mosque to Open in Paris, Address to Be Secret

Gay Mosque to Open in Paris, Address to Be Secret

Courtesy Ludovic Mohammed Zahed(PARIS) — Ludovic Mohammed Zahed is braced for controversy, maybe even worse.  A gay Muslim and an expert on the Koran, Zahed plans to open Europe’s first gay-friendly mosque in Paris at the end of this month. …

North Carolina Man Says Church Kept Him Imprisoned for Being Gay

North Carolina Man Says Church Kept Him Imprisoned for Being Gay

WLOS-TV/ABC News(SPINDALE, N.C.) — A North Carolina church that has previously faced allegations of harassment and child abuse is the subject of a new investigation launched after a 22-year-old man claims he was held against his will for being gay.Mic…

Anti-Bullying Campaign Called Gay Indoctrination by Conservative Group

Anti-Bullying Campaign Called Gay Indoctrination by Conservative Group

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A national campaign encouraging kids to befriend other kids who are different from them has come under fire from a conservative family group, which claims a pro-gay agenda is being foisted upon American children. The American …

Gay Boy Scout, Bullied by Troop, Denied Eagle Rank

Gay Boy Scout, Bullied by Troop, Denied Eagle Rank

Courtesy Karen Andresen(NEW YORK) — Ryan Andresen has spent a decade completing the requirements for the coveted Eagle Scout award, and now that he is just about to turn 18 — the cut-off date for attaining the highest honor — his Boy Scout troop won…

Student Who Got ‘Gay Cure’ Sues California Over New Law

Student Who Got ‘Gay Cure’ Sues California Over New Law

Comstock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A college student who claims he once had same-sex attractions but became heterosexual after conversion therapy has filed a lawsuit against California, which has enacted a law that bans so-called “gay cures” fo…

Hong Kong Tycoon Offers $65M to Man Who Woos Gay Daughter

Hong Kong Tycoon Offers $65M to Man Who Woos Gay Daughter

George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Cecil Chao Sze-tung is Hong Kong’s perennial playboy. Call him the city’s Hugh Hefner, minus the pajamas and add a pair of shades.Never married, real estate and shipping tycoon Chao, 76, has been a staple…

Gay Couple Sues After Finding Pic on ‘Hate Group’ Mailer

Gay Couple Sues After Finding Pic on ‘Hate Group’ Mailer

Courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center(NEW YORK) — Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere, a New Jersey couple whose photo of them kissing at their engagement party was altered and turned up in an anti-gay unions mailer 2,000 miles away, have filed a la…

Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out

Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out

(NEW YORK) — Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has an announcement: He’s gay.After years of soul searching and hiding his sexuality, McClatchy, now 49, came out to the New York Times.In the interview, McClatchy, who wa…

Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out

Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out

(NEW YORK) — Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has an announcement: He’s gay.After years of soul searching and hiding his sexuality, McClatchy, now 49, came out to the New York Times.In the interview, McClatchy, who wa…

Paris Hilton Apologizes: ‘Gay People Are the Strongest’

Paris Hilton Apologizes: ‘Gay People Are the Strongest’

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Paris Hilton issued an apology Thursday after audio of her making derogatory comments about gay people was posted online.In the recording, Hilton is heard saying gay people are “disgusting” and &…

College Football Player Says He Was Axed from Team for Gay Kiss

College Football Player Says He Was Axed from Team for Gay Kiss

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WAHPETON, N.D.) — A gay North Dakota freshman linebacker believes he was kicked off his university football team for kissing his much-older boyfriend at a game.Before the incident, Jamie Kuntz, 18, was playing football for North…

Gay Man Told to Marry Woman or Son Would Lose Inheritance

Gay Man Told to Marry Woman or Son Would Lose Inheritance

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The gay son of a deceased New York City businessman is fighting a stipulation in his late father’s will that required him to marry the mother of his child or risk losing the child’s inheritance.Robert Mandelbaum, who is a…

Rashida Jones Apologizes for Urging John Travolta to ‘Come Out’

Rashida Jones Apologizes for Urging John Travolta to ‘Come Out’

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — In a recent interview for her latest film, actress Rashida Jones said it was high time for a movie star to come out of the closet, and she urged John Travolta to “come out.”The 36-year-old Parks and Recr…

President Obama, Mitt Romney Agree: Gay Boy Scouts OK

President Obama, Mitt Romney Agree: Gay Boy Scouts OK

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Mitt Romney have found some new common ground on an issue of gay rights.Obama Wednesday joined Romney in publicly disagreeing with a controversial ban on gay members of the Boy Sc…

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