Anthony Bowens Shirtless, Underwear, Boyfriend, Titles. Apparently, after we wrote our post on Jake Atlas as the only male LGBT professional wrestler, a wrestler by the name of Antony Bowens came out of the closet. Yay! Yay! Yay!
Oh wait, he actually came out as bi as far back as 2017 but we somehow missed it back then. More about the story from Gay Times in a January 2019 report: “After coming out as bi during a YouTube video with his boyfriend two years ago, professional wrestler Anthony Bowens has now revealed that he solely identifies as gay. In a brand new video titled ‘COMING OUT… again’, Anthony admitted that he wasn’t attracted to men until he was ‘midway through high school’, where he had a dream about one of his friends that made him think: ‘Ooh, something’s different here.'”
TJ House Shirtless, Underwear, Boyfriend. We already included him in our list of gay baseball players but we think TJ House deserves a post all his own. After all, he is only the third professional baseball star who played in the major leagues to come out as a member of the LGBT community. For those wondering, the other two are Billy Bean (who’s currently the Ambassador for Inclusion of the MLB as well as a Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner) and Glenn Burke (who sadly passed away in 1995).
As mentioned in our earlier post, TJ came out by announcing his support for the Respect for Marriage Act via Facebook. Here’s what he wrote: Today’s passage of the Respect for Marriage Act protects us to have the same rights and opportunities that each of you have. It protects the same benefits. It makes us equal to you. It allows Ryan Neitzel and I to come together and create something beautiful. It gives me the confidence to get engaged to the person I love, to marry them. I have a wonderful fiancé, who challenges me daily to become a better person. To live life authentically. … I’m finally healing, and days like today are what helps me continue to grow into the person I’ve been all along, one I’ve locked up for 20-plus years. Today I am loved.”
MLB Pitcher TJ House Comes Out. Professional baseball pitcher TJ White, who once played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, revealed that he is a member of the rainbow community and was in the White House where President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act.
Following the enactment of the law, the baseball star posted this message on his Facebook page: “Today’s passage of the Respect for Marriage Act protects us to have the same rights and opportunities that each of you have. It protects the same benefits. It makes us equal to you. It allows Ryan Neitzel and I to come together and create something beautiful. It gives me the confidence to get engaged to the person I love, to marry them. I have a wonderful fiancé, who challenges me daily to become a better person. To live life authentically. … I’m finally healing, and days like today are what helps me continue to grow into the person I’ve been all along, one I’ve locked up for 20-plus years. Today I am loved.”
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.