Derrick Gordon (b. Dec. 12, 1991) is an U.S. college basketball player who attends the University of Massachusetts and plays for the UMass Minutemen basketball team. On April 9, 2014, Gordon became the first men’s basketball player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I to come out as gay.
- Sunday, April 5, 2015Jason Collins says he is proud of the NCAA's "bold" leadership against Indiana's religious objections law, and the association should avoid putting future Final Fours in states that do not protect the rights of LGBT individuals.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015Gordon became the first openly gay player in men's Division I college basketball when he came out last year, and says it changed his life for the better in every way.
- Sunday, November 16, 2014AMHERST, Mass. -- Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping Massachusetts defeat Siena 95-87.
- Monday, May 5, 2014A new type of playbook is fast evolving in the world of sports: An informal, commonsense protocol for how prominent gay and lesbian athletes can come out with maximum acclaim and minimum turmoil. Key decisions include…
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014AMHERST, Mass. -- An estimated 2,000 people rallied at the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday in support of the LGBTQ community, and UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay male athlete in NCAA Division
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014In one of his first live interviews since coming out as gay earlier Wednesday, University of Massachusetts sophomore Derrick Gordon speaks with NBC’s joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the historic moment.
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014AMHERST, Mass. -- UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball.