The news makes him the first active player affiliated with a Major League organization to come out publicly. Click through to see other openly gay athletes. American soccer legend Abby Wambach's sexuality was an open secret for years before she married fellow soccer player Sarah Huffman in Swimmer Ian Thorpe, seen here in with one of his five Olympic gold medals, told an Australian news outlet that he is gay in an interview that aired on Sunday, July Sam later became the first openly gay player to be drafted by a NFL team when he was taken by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round.
Steelers: How anti-gay row inspired rugby film
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The heart-warming and emotional story will follow the Kings Cross Steelers as they compete against 60 other LGBT clubs across the world, fighting it out for the coveted Bingham Cup in Amsterdam — aka the World Cup of gay rugby. Directed by former Steelers player Eamonn Ashton-Atkinson, his directorial debut, Steelers will take a deep dice into the lives of three central figures, including a gay female coach and a former international player for Wales, Nic Evans, who gives an eye-opening account of the gross misogyny she faces in a male-dominated sport. Birmingham-based rugby superfan Simon Jones begins his new chapter as an out gay man, battling his own personal demons, while drag queen Andrew McDowell enlightens audiences with his lessons on living as your authentic self. The fact that Prime Video will beam this documentary into homes across the UK is incredible.
Huge support for former Wallabies player who has come out as gay
After the Bengals the beat the Bills on Sunday , the NFL Network headed into the Cincinnati locker room where they took the idea of a "revealing postgame interview" to a whole new level. The naked Bengals were on screen for about 45 seconds before someone at NFL Network realized that showing naked players on live TV probably isn't a good idea. When the interview cut back to the NFL Network studio, the hosts were very aware of what had just happened.
With the Bingham Cup occurring in Sydney, Australia, the gay rugby organization released their annual calendar in an effort to raise funds for the boys to compete. The proceeds from the calendar will help us toward our goal of sending as many guys as possible to Sydney for the Bingham Cup. The Bingham Cup is an experience like no other and to be able to play rugby and fellowship with teams from around the world is something we are all looking forward to. Interested in purchasing a calendar and supporting the National Grizzlie's efforts to attend the Bingham Cup? Be sure to visit the Nashville Grizzlies Shop , and check out a slideshow of images from the calendar below.