Former NFL player Wade Davis is the executive director of the You Can Play Project, which works to end homophobia in sports. Wednesday night, Davis has a guest appearance on episode six of “American Crime.” I caught up with him to talk about feminism, sexual fluidity and his thoughts about the show. Read more
It took a long time for Wade Davis to come out as a gay man, but today he jets across the country to share his story with as many people as he can.
Davis, 38, is a former professional football player, LBGT figurehead and advocate, and the executive director of the You Can Play Project, a consortium that works to break the stigmas around being gay and in sports.
He spoke Wednesday evening at Montana State University Billings as part of its Power of One Week, which focuses on a variety of social topics. Read more
Reports have now broke that Odell Beckham Jr. was provoked on Sunday afternoon, leading to his three personal fouls. (Getty)
But while Beckham’s on-field actions were eye-opening, the Pro Bowl wideout was the subject of even more attention the following day, when reports emerged that he was provoked by anti-gay slurs from Panthers players during pregame warmups. Read more
Many of you have probably heard that Wade Davis is this year’s AIDS Walk Austin Honorary Chair. What you may not know is where Wade’s passion for HIV awareness and advocacy comes from, especially when it comes to LGBTQ youth. When Wade learned about ASA’s Mpowerment Project, The Q Austin, he immediately expressed interest in the group’s mission, which works with young gay, bi, trans, and questioning men to reduce raising HIV contraction rates while raising awareness and fighting stigma through community mobilization. The Q’s Core Group of volunteers, who meet every Wednesday, came up with a few questions to help us get to know Wade a little more. The Q’s Mpowerment Coordinator, Marcus Sanchez, had the pleasure of talking to Wade in preparation for AIDS Walk Austin on November 8th!
IN THE YEAR after he made history, it seemed like the most amazing thing that happened to Derrick Gordon was that nothing really did.
There was the initial spike in exposure on April 9, 2014, when he became the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball. And there was the predictably toxic faction of the Internet that derided his quotes to ESPN (“I feel so good right now”), Outsports.com (“I can finally breathe”) and The New York Times (“I didn’t want to keep hiding”). But Michael Sam had come out only two months before Gordon; Jason Collins 10 months before that. In a country on the verge of legalizing same-sex marriage, news of a University of Massachusetts Amherst guard with an indiscernible pro trajectory almost felt routine. Read more