First Transgender Boxer to Compete As Woman Then Man Will Make Professional Debut This Year

First Transgender Boxer to Compete As Woman Then Man Will Make Professional Debut This Year

Earlier this month, the LA Times had a great feature on Pat Manuel, the first trans-boxer to compete as a woman and then a man. The 32 year-old Manuel is a five-time amateur boxing champion who’s set to make his professional debut later this year. Manuel told the Times’ Kevin Baxter: “I still have split seconds of not […]

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

The Football Association (FA) is the body that governs men’s, women’s and youth football* in England. They’ve been responsible for regulating the sport for over 100 years. In it’s long history, the organization has been accused of many transgressions, but in the past few years they’ve been under almost constant scrutiny for their handling of homophobic hate-speech. […]

Rio 2016 Was Filled With Olympic Firsts

Rio 2016 Was Filled With Olympic Firsts

With the Rio Olympics now over, we can begin to reflect on this historic tournament with a little more perspective. The hype leading up to the games focused predominantly on the city’s flaws. After the negative coverage of Sochi, it was an easy pattern to fall into. While the complaints were often completely reasonable, it’s easy […]

The Culture of Homophobia: Why We’re Years Away From Having An Openly Gay Professional Athlete

The Culture of Homophobia:  Why We’re Years Away From Having An Openly Gay Professional Athlete

Some barriers take time to cross.  Just ask Jackie Robinson. On Thursday, Mediatakeout.com, a website that bills itself as “The Most Visited Urban Website In The World” released three photos of NFL safety Kerry Rhodes on vacation.  The first photo taken had a picture of Rhodes with his arm around another man on a boat. […]