PRAISE THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW: ESPN’s 2017 Body Issue
NFL running back Ezekiel Elliott, NBA point guard Isaiah Thomas and MLB second baseman Javier Baez are among the 23 athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue
ESPN reports on Michael Sam’s Locker Room Shower Habits, Quickly Regrets It After Backlash
In a SportsCenter segment on Tuesday, ESPN reporter Josina Anderson was asked if Michael Sam would make the St. Louis Rams roster cut based on his performance on the field and how he was fitting in with the team. Unexpected by anyone, she responded by reporting on Sam’s showering habits in the locker room with teammates.
PRAISE THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW: ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue
ESPN’s annual celebration of exquisite athletic physiques continues on July 11th 2014 with the release of the latest Body Issue. As always, the magazine features amazing photography of the athletes in various positions that truly show the human body as the evolutionary work of art it is…
Richard Sherman Gets the Madden 15 Cover
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will grace the cover of Madden 15. “Winning the cover is a kid’s dream come true,” Sherman said. Fans had an opportunity to vote at ESPN between finalist Sherman and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Sherman becomes the second Seahawks…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: ESPN’s Body Issue 2013
This year’s Body Issue has some very artistic, playful and impressive photos. A few of the athletes featured include John Wall, Colin Kaepernick, and Giancarlo Stanton. Be sure to check out the pics below and tell us your favorite. Do you think this edition was the best yet?
The 20 Most Famous Out Gay Men of Color (According to Twitter)
We turned to the biggest high school environment on the planet, Twitter, to determine which openly gay male personalities of color were in fact the most popular. As it turns out, just like a high school, we have a wide range of gay men of color who fall into standard archetypes. We have big ol’ nerds, masculine jocks, feminine boys, quiet types, class clowns, singers, actors, models and yes, six-pack-abs.
Just In Case You Missed It: Brendon Ayanbadejo on NBC’s Meet the Press
Just in case you missed it, Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo was on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss Jason Collins and the changing tide towards LGBT equality. He said something that really stood out and does prove that “times” are not the only…
Homosexual Baseball Legend – Glenn Burke [VIDEO]
In light of the recent announcements by Jason Collins, I wanted to remind readers of another historical black professional active player who didn’t hide his sexuality. This is a re-post from our “early days” here at Cypher Avenue (8-29-2011). Enjoy! Baseball Legend…
THANK YOU JASON COLLINS.
“I go against the gay stereotype.” Jason Collins I am happy history has now been made. Jason Collins, an active (non-retired) professional athlete, has come out of the closet. Correction. A black non-stereotypical gay athlete has come out of the closet. He did…
PHOTO BREAK: Jason Collins #Respect
The #1 Question at the NFL Combine, “You Like Girls Right?”
There have been many people curious about how NFL scouts would perceive one of its potential new employees, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o. This was talked about on sports blogs, sports radio and ESPN. Many questioned would the NFL scouts question Te’o’s sexuality. Is he…
Mr. Olympia Legend – Chris Dickerson
It’s hard attempting to find a “historical” black gay male figure to high light during Black History Month that have not been high lighted before. This is why I was very pleased to come across Chris Dickerson; The First Black Body Builder to win the…
Carl Lewis: Please Shut the FUCK UP
*UPDATE* Due to the thorough and factual tongue lashing I took from some of our readers (see below in the comments section); I had to make some updates to this post and rightfully so. Carl Lewis did not admit to taking steroids but did fail…
WATCH: “Out of Bounds” Documentary on Male intimacy in Sports
Sylvia A. Harvey, a journalist for Newsone has recently completed a short yet interesting documentary that explores the phenomena of unrestrained Male intimacy in Sports. She poses the general question as follows: “In the Black community, men who express even a passing, friendly physical affection…
Coming Out Stories: Former NCAA Basketball Player Will Sheridan (Video)
Continuing our series of articles showcasing Coming Out Stories, we give you former athlete Will Sheridan. Around this time last year, Sheridan appeared on ESPN where he detailed the process of not only coming out to his unsuspecting parents, but also coming out to his…
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