Orlando Cruz

Gay Boxer To Fight For World Title In Rainbow Shorts And Pink Gloves

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Orlando Cruz, the first openly gay boxer, is to take part in a world title fight this weekend wearing rainbow short and pink gloves. Republican Go...

Football Needs A 'Gay Hero'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester United stopper Anders Lindegaard has said football needs a "gay hero", and slammed the sports "primitive" and "intolerant" attitudes toward...

The Sky Hasn't Fallen - Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Joins Frank Ocean in the Fight For a Better Future

Jaime Gill | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Sport
Jaime Gill

Tonight, boxer Orlando Cruz will step into the ring for the biggest fight of his professional life. If he can defeat Jorge Pazos, he'll be one step away from becoming featherweight world champion. Just a fortnight ago he braced himself for an arguably bigger challenge - becoming the first actively competing boxer to announce he was gay.

Cruz: 'I Wanted To Take Out The Thorn Inside Me And Have Peace'

The Guardian | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Sport

The Puerto Rican, who became the first boxer to declare publicly that he was gay, explains his long and traumatic struggle against fear and prejudice ...