Cyd Zeigler

VIDEO: NFL players speak up as allies for gay athletes

A dozen professional football players were asked this week about their thoughts on gay athletes and expressed unanimous support to -- a story that has been picked up by mainstream media outlets, including CBS, NBC, Washington Post, and the NFL itself.

First openly gay pro athlete issues a challenge to all sports

The aim of the openly gay professional lacross player's push, is to stop the use of homophobic language in sports. This language contributes to an unfriendly environment for gay athletes, and that environment is what has driven so many gay athletes from sports.