Tag Archives: gay athletes

  • Brewers Prospect David Denson Makes History by Coming Out As Gay

    Brewers Prospect David Denson Makes History by Coming Out As Gay

    About a month ago, 20-year-old David Denson, a first baseman in the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor league system, made an impromptu decision that started him down a historic path. When one of Denson’s teammates on the Helena Brewers jokingly called him a derogatory name for a gay man, Denson told his teammate, “Be careful what you […]

  • Arizona State Football Player Chip Sarafin Comes Out as Gay

    Arizona State Football Player Chip Sarafin Comes Out as Gay

    Michael Sam┬ácame out as gay to his teammates on the University of Missouri football team last year, but he didn’t come out as gay to the public until after he had declared for the NFL draft. And that meant the answer to the trivia question, “who was the first openly gay Division I college football […]

  • Aussie Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

    Aussie Swimming Legend Ian Thorpe Reveals He Is Gay

    Yesterday, five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpse, 31, revealed that he is gay during an interview broadcast on Australia’s Channel 10. For years there had been speculation about Thorpe’s sexuality, and for years he insisted he was straight. In fact, just two years ago, in his autobiography This Is Me, he wrote, “I am […]