It's easy to ask simplistic questions when an athlete comes out. It's much harder to have honest and respectful conversations about sex, love, intimacy and religion. We've failed to do this many times. Let's start now.
If ever there were a year for a pioneering gay athlete to come out, 2011 was it. But Howard Bryant writes that league commissioners like Roger Goodell and Bud Selig must first pave the way for openness in sports.
We have yet to harness the full power of the Sochi/Russia anti-gay law conversation because some voices remain silent. Why? Many fail to see the fears and pressures weighing on a large segment of the sports community: gay female athletes.
Adrian Peterson reiterated Monday that having an openly gay teammate wouldn't be a problem for him and said he didn't feel the need to apologize for his comments last month that he's "not with" gay marriage because he was voicing his "personal opinion."