Michael Irvin, Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, Mike Chabala, and Nick Youngquest star in OUT magazine's salute to the small band of straight sports stars who have stood up for fairness and tolerance, shoulder to shoulder with their LGBT peers.
In the magazine's dual cover August issue, NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin talks to OUT writer Cyd Zeigler about the day he saw his gay brother walking down the street in a dress, addresses the rumors around Troy Aikman’s sexuality, and explains why every African-American should support gay marriage.
Also in OUT’s Sports Issue, British rugby player Ben Cohen talks about his mission to tackle bullying and homophobia in sports, inspired in part by the death of his father, killed after he intervened in a bar fight. Plus Major League Soccer’s Mike Chabala explains why he posed for the powerful NOH8 campaign.
The magazine, on sale July 19, 2011, also ranks the Biggest Dickheads in Sport, supported by an online poll launching Thursday in which readers are invited to vote.