Dan Yates MMA Fighter: Brysen, Boyfriend, Modeling Photos. Today in Hot MMA Fighters, we bring you Michigander Dan Yates who probably holds the distinction as the first MMA fighter who is openly out of the closet, is a proud member of the LGBT community, and is active in the sport.
Can you think of anyone else? If you do, sent the info our way. But MMA fighters who came out after they retired or who are out only to family and friends do not count. Anyhoo, here’s Dan Yates aka Mr. Genuine inside the octagon.
Thomas Beattie Boyfriend, Shirtless, Swimsuit. Let us add former soccer player Thomas Beattie to our list of gay male athletes. The 33-year-old footballer, who played professionally in Canada and Singapore, came out a few weeks ago via his Instagram page.
In an interview with Advocate Magazine, he shares us his coming out journey directly addressing the question why he only came out after he retired: “I never thought about coming out whilst playing. I literally felt like I had to sacrifice one of the two: who I am, or the sport I loved before I could remember. I used football as a form of escapism and in many ways it saved me, until I reached the point in life where there was some personal growth. I was standing still on that front. Society [told] me masculinity is linked to s**uality and so being an athlete playing a physical sport felt like a huge contradiction.”
Carl Nassib Shirtless, Boyfriend, Ethnicity. We should have posted months ago but it’s better late than never, no? Famewatchers, say hi to Carl Nassib, our latest addition to our list of NFL LGBT athletes. The defensive end, who currently plays for the Las Vegas Raiders, came out last June on Instagram.
He is the first active NFL player to do so but he is following the footsteps of other LGBT footballers who paved the way. Probably the most prominent of such “way pavers” is Michael Sam who earns the distinction as the first out LGBT football star to be drafted by an NFL team. Continue reading Carl Nassib Shirtless, Boyfriend, Ethnicity→
Colin Jackson Young, Boyfriend, Shirtless, and Underwear Photos. We’ve not been blogging about gay male athletes for a while now and its high time we do so.
Famewatchers, say hi to Colin Jackson. He is a former track star who set world records in men’s hurdles. He’s won a silver medal in the Olympics, three gold medals in the World Championships, seven gold medals in the European Championships, and two golds in the Commonwealth Games. In other words, he is an accomplished world class athlete who owns several medals from various competitions.
We mentioned he set world records right? Yes, he did. His 1993 world record of 12.91 seconds for the 110 meter hurdles stood for more than a decade — 13 years — before it was broken in 2006. His other world record established in 1994 — 7.3 seconds for the 60 meter indoor hurdles — is even more impressive because it was broken only a few weeks ago at the Madrid 2021 World Athletics Indoor Gold. Continue reading Colin Jackson Young, Boyfriend, Shirtless, and Underwear Photos→
Gay NFL Players: American Football Pros and College Athletes. Huh, we thought we already made a list of football players (of the American variety) who are members of the LGBT community but we apparently did not. Well, it’s better late than never, ain’t it?
We begin our list with Michael Sam who, back in 2014, deserves credit as the first NFL prospect to reveal that he is a friend of Dorothy. Despite his revelation (or maybe because of it) he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and earned the distinction as the first openly gay NFL football player.
However, his time in the NFL did not last very long. He never actually appeared in an NFL game because he did not make the roster. We think he under-performed because of the pressure he had to bear. Could he have played better if he did not come out? No one knows but he did receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY Awards.
Young Ian Thorpe Speedo Photos. Here are more photos of the Aussie swimming great for the millenials and GenZers among you who are wondering what Ian looks like when he was younger.
But before anything else, here’s a shirtless photo of a young Ian which we grabbed from the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (portrait.gov.au). That’s quite an honor to have your photo in your nation’s gallery, no? But given his accomplishments in the Olympics, we must say that Ian totally deserves the honor.