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Exclusive Interview with NFL Star and Equality Ally Chris Kluwe

SPORTS | By Mike Halterman | Aug 23
Chris Kluwe catapulted to international recognition in 2012 when he used his voice for good. As a punter for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, he had the chance to speak out for equality in a noble and rather colorful way.

Soggy in Cleveland: Rain Causes Postponement of Some Gay Games Events

SPORTS | By EDGE | Aug 12
After a spectacular opening ceremony that featured a special message from President Barack Obama, the 9th Gay Games in Cleveland got off to a soggy start with many outdoor events relocated or postponed due to inclement weather.

Michael Sam Factor Prepares Rams for Sensitivity Session

SPORTS | By R.B. Fallstrom | Jul 30
To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.

UFC Fighter Sports Gay Proud Shorts at Weigh-In

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed off his pink "Legalize Gay" underwear just before announcing his retirement from the sport.

'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

CELEBRITIES | By John Carucci | Jul 24
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens to Sue Vikings

SPORTS | Jul 15
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall Fame Breaks Barriers

SPORTS | By Jacob Long | Jul 9
Jason Collin was the first major professional sports figure to come out, right? Wrong. There’s more to the story...

Hall Of Famer: Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

NATIONAL | By Jim Vertuno | Apr 9
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says gay athletes’ fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of the struggles black players faced in the 1960s.

NFL Exec: I’ve Played With 6 Openly Gay Players

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 27
Troy Vincent, a former National Football League defensive back who is now the organization’s executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Wednesday that he’s played with a handful of openly gay players during his career.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 25
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

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