gay athletes

The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam, who seeks to play as the first openly gay athlete in the National Football League. (credit: CBS 11 Art Dept.)

Protests Planned Over Sam Joining Cowboys

On its website Thursday, the American Decency Association says it is not the group using the name “American Decency” headed by Jack Burkman that is organizing the protest Sunday

CBS 11–09/04/2014

Bill Russell looks on as Dr. Harry Edwards asks him how he felt about students getting paid for sports while in College on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. (credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell-Pool/Getty Images)

Russell Says Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

Speaking in Texas, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

04/09/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam takes part in the broad jump during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Lobbyist Reiterates Need To ‘Separate’ Gay, Straight Men In Sports

Washington lobbyist and talk radio host Jack Burkman doesn’t want to ban gay athletes from the NFL — he just wants to make sure they’re properly separated.

02/26/2014