Dreams of an openly gay champion boxer will have to wait after Orlando Cruz lost to bigger and stronger Orlando Salido, LZ Granderson writes.
In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.
Sexual orientation is the issue. One incident smacks of homophobia; the other seems to involve heterophobia. At the end of the day, the battleground winner in these softball disputes is hypocrisy.
The real question in the figure skating homophobia discussion is why so many dudes ignore, and are even threatened by, the possibility that Johnny Weir could be straight.
After getting gay bashed and attacked in New Orleans, LZ Granderson thinks the Brady Quinn incident deserved more media coverage.
Still waiting for the "gay Jackie Robinson"? Gay athletes are already making an impact.
Openly gay athlete Adam Goslin fits in just fine at Washington University.