Having the first "out" athlete has struck a major blow against stereotypical ideas about masculinity, and shown that sport has become a much more inclusive space.
The NBA's Jason Collins made history yesterday by coming out as gay - the first time an NBA player has done so while still actively playing.
Another milestone was crossed March 26 in Californians' years-long quest for marriage equality.
The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.
"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"
According to Rep. Greg Harris, its chief sponsor in the House, "there is simply not enough time or votes."
All across the state, similar rallies took place to petition President Obama to sign an executive order barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Anyone concerned about the anti-gay agenda of the radical Right in the U.S. will findwebsites dedicated to the proposition that gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children.
"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."
Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.