Pro Sports

All Stripes cheer on Atlanta United at Georgia Beer Garden

The members of All Stripes threw on their jerseys and rainbow scarves and congregated yet again to cheer on Atlanta United.

Atlanta Braves organist trolls anti-gay Cubs player with Lady Gaga

Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski gained a lot of new fans Friday after serenading anti-gay Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Murphy with LGBTQ-themed songs.

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb’s homophobic tweets uncovered

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized after years-old tweets were uncovered in which he called people 'fag' and mocked a young black man for being gay and 'presenting about black hair.'

Atlanta Braves toast gay fans with LGBT Night at SunTrust

The Atlanta Braves marked Pride month on Friday with their eighth annual LGBT Night, featuring a high-energy pregame party at the Coca-Cola Roxy and an LGBT takeover of SunTrust Park’s rooftop lounge.

Atlanta United to celebrate diverse fanbase with Unity Night

Atlanta United is recognizing its diverse fanbase with Unity Night during its June 24 match against Portland, with the team's LGBTQ fan group preparing for a big celebration.

Atlanta Braves to mark Stonewall Month with LGBT Night at SunTrust

Break out the rainbow ball caps, baseball fans. The Atlanta Braves are ready to mark Stonewall Month with the team's eighth annual LGBT Night, set for on June 22 at SunTrust Park.

How the Atlanta Falcons helped the NFL gets its first gay coach

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has long maintained it's time to make gay athletes 'part of our culture.' So it's no surprise that the Falcons played a big role in Katie Sowers becoming the first out LGBT coach in the NFL.

Atlanta Dream star Layshia Clarendon slams anti-trans bill

Layshia Clarendon – a guard for the Atlanta Dream and one of at least two gay players on the team's roster – came out swinging against legislation targeting transgender people.

Atlanta United still struggling with its homophobic fans

Atlanta United fans invoked the Pulse gay club massacre in taunts aimed at Orlando City Soccer Club supporters ahead of the match between the two professional soccer rivals on Friday.

Player yells gay slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher

Kevin Pillar received a public smackdown after the Toronto Blue Jays center fielder yelled a gay slur at an Atlanta Braves pitcher during an already tense game at SunTrust Park on Wednesday.

Atlanta United offers replacement for anti-gay chant

Atlanta United denounced fans that chanted an anti-gay slur during the team's home opener earlier this month. Now, the professional soccer franchise is offering an alternative.

Atlanta United denounces anti-gay chant at home opener

Atlanta United came out swinging against fans who yelled an anti-gay slur at opponents during the professional soccer team’s home opener in Midtown on Sunday.

Falcons warn NFL recruits about gay Atlanta men

The Atlanta Falcons quizzed a top NFL prospect – and likely dozens of others – about their sexual orientation during the NFL Combine, asking if they like men and warning them that Atlanta is full of gays.

Gay Houston teen expresses big love for JJ Watt

Half of Houston wants to get sacked by JJ Watt. We get that. But the big blond beefcake turning heads all over town inspires at least one teen boy crush for more reasons than just his mountain of muscle.

Married Houston Dash couple takes on haters

The wedding of Houston Dash teammates Erin McLeod and Ella Masar was pitch-perfect. Love overflowed on social media for the gorgeous brides and stunning venue, except when it really, really didn’t.

Atlanta’s out pro athlete opens season on new life

When Atlanta Dream takes on the New York Liberty Friday, it’s with renewed ferver from local gay fans for one of our own. Not that we weren’t already cheering for the fierceness that is Angel McCoughtry.

Gay Houston toasts out WNBA star Brittney Griner

Our love for lesbian WNBA star and native Houstonian Brittney Griner continues unabated. This weekend, it gets a rejuvenating boost as she hangs with the Houston Dash then hits the HRC Houston gala.

Now gay Atlanta has its very own out pro athlete

Move over, Brittney Griner. There’s a newly out basketball lesbian in town, and she’s all ours. Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry officially came out on Instagram to decry anti-LGBT discrimination.

Hawks pivot toward diversity to court gay fans

After months of embarrassing fallout from evidence of racism in management, the Atlanta Hawks is trying to win back public favor with a diversity game plan that includes LGBT fans.

Cowboys cut Michael Sam from practice squad

Galveston native Michael Sam's quest to become the first openly gay player in the NFL won't continue with the Dallas Cowboys, who cut the defensive lineman on Tuesday.