Sochi solution?

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 7:55am

Should anti-gay laws affect the Winter Games?   In 1936 it was the Nazis. In 1980, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. 1984 brought retaliation for ’80. This year, it’s treatment of gays. Another year, another Olympic boycott threat. As Russia criminalizes LGBT people — a new law threatens jail for anyone even acknowledging gay people [...]

Top o’ the world!

Posted on 11 Oct 2013 at 9:20am

20-year-old gay mountaineer Cason Crane turned a climb into a queer cause   DAN WOOG  | Contributing Writer outfield@qsynidcate.com The welcome page of Cason Crane’s website asks, “What’s your Everest?” He’s not being metaphorical. Crane — an adventurer, athlete and activist — has actually climbed Mt. Everest. He’s also traveled to over 70 countries on [...]

The other kind of gay camp

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 9:30am

Gay athletes show queer youth they can be out, proud — and participate in sports It was big news in April when Jason Collins came out as the first openly gay athlete still active in a major American professional sports league. There were fewer headlines last month, when Collins participated in a four-day sports and [...]

No’ mo ‘homo’

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 8:00am

In The Year of the Gay Athlete, sports stars’ homophobic epithets outdated Outsports — the go-to website for all things gay and sporting — has compiled a list of athletes’ anti-gay comments … and it is astonishing. The remarks fill several pages. And especially because this is 2013, The Year of the LGBT Jock, they [...]

2 outs & no balls

Posted on 05 Jul 2013 at 8:00am

Male-dominated sports still ignore pioneering women like Griner When Jason Collins came out earlier this year, Helen Carroll was furious. The longtime sports project director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights had nothing against the 7-foot basketball center, who became the first still-active male athlete in a major American team sport to say “I’m [...]

GO! Athletes, go!

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 11:35am

Network of out athletes aims to grow in the heartland A team finds success only through teamwork. And that’s as true off the playing field as on it. Jay Hayes has earned plenty of success on the volleyball court. A former football, basketball and baseball player in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, he found his [...]

BREAKING: WaterTower Theatre announces 2013-14 season

Posted on 23 May 2013 at 6:01pm

Among the shows on WaterTower Theatre’s 2013-14 season are a musical about a country music pioneer, a screwball comedy and several regional premieres, some by gay playwrights.

The doctor is in

Posted on 05 Apr 2013 at 10:30am

How Eric Tschetter took his successful FW sports bar Pour House to the Cliff ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Eric Tschetter can tell you the day when he decided what he needed to do. For a decade, he has owned The Pour House, a Fort Worth sports bar. For virtually all of that time, [...]

Getting your gay sports fix this season

Posted on 05 Apr 2013 at 10:15am

With the first pitch of the season of Major League Baseball earlier this week, the NCAA championship just around the corner and the NBA finals set to start later this month and the NHL playoffs on its heels, it’s a perfect storm for sports fans. But it’s not just pro and college teams you have [...]

Diablos auction off … themselves

Posted on 05 Apr 2013 at 10:00am

  The Lost Souls aren’t the only gay rugby team that relies on fundraising — the Dallas Diablos are about to mount on one of their big moneymakers, their annual Bachelor Auction. Members of the team will take to the platform at Woody’s on April 14 to strut their stuff and boast about their big [...]