Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League. “If you look at the statistics, it is completely unrealistic [that there are no … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 – the year of a gay professional footballer

I wrote this blog posting yesterday (7th January) and was almost caught out by the news that Thomas Hitzlsperger has come out as gay.  The former German international retired last … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

BBC Sport – Robbie Rogers says no gay players have contacted him

Robbie Rogers says he has not been contacted by any fellow gay professional footballers since revealing his sexuality in February. The former Leeds player, 26, quit the game before making … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I envy Tom Daley’s coming out – Telegraph

Reblogged from Why I envy Tom Daley’s coming out – Telegraph. Tom Daley will always know the moment he told the world he was in a relationship with a man: shortly … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dedicated to Tom

What can I say?!  To come out to the world when you’re famous must be terrifying, but Tom Daley has been honest to himself and his fans/supporters.  I only had … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

The A to Z of me: G

G is for Gay OK it’s far too obvious a topic for G isn’t it and a bit too close to ‘C’?  But you can’t escape the fact that you’re reading … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Furious father disowns daughter who kicked out her son for being gay

The mystery parent’s letter has since gone viral after it was posted onto the Facebook page of pro-gay youth group ‘FCKH8’.  It’s worth the read… Reblogged from Yahoo!

October 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Fans attitudes stop gay players coming out

“I’m sure there are a lot of players over the years who have played in England, or wherever, and are too frightened to come out.” When Robbie Keane spoke to … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The A to Z of me: C

C is for Coming out I have always been a late starter, probably in everything I’ve ever done.  Coming out and telling the world I was gay was no exception and it’s something … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

Robbie Rogers: I wish I’d know that everything would be OK after I came out as gay

Openly gay US footballer Robbie Rogers has written a moving letter to his 14-year-old self, which carries a reassuring message and says that “people are becoming more accepting. In the … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

College basketball player raised Mormon – Now gay and happy

Taking the lead from Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers, Jallen Messersmith appears to have become the first active college basketball player to come out as gay. The Benedictine College Ravens … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

When did you choose to be gay?

Us gay guys are sick and tired of being asked “when did you know you were gay?”… or worse “when did you choose to be gay?”.  These old interviews are … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Olympic Swimmer Comes Out At “Most Conservative University” in U.S.

Amini Fonua, a New Zealand-born swimmer and Olympian, attends Texas A&M University, which the Princeton Review ranked as the most conservative university and 7th-most unfriendly LGBT campus in America. Fonua, … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Veteran NBA Center Jason Collins: “I’m gay”

Journeyman NBA center Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first active professional major team sport athlete to do so. He wrote an article for Sports Illustrated (that hits … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 5 Most Annoying Things About Being Gay

1. There’s an assumption that you sleep with others all the time – Yeah, that’s right. We all sleep with each other, 3,000 times a day. There’s no need for women. … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Robbie Rogers – welcome to the club

Ex-Leeds United and USA winger has revealed he is gay. Coming out is tough enough, but doing it in public is a brave thing to do, so welcome to your … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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