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UMass Guard Gordon Says Coming Out Let Him Focus on Game

SPORTS | By Ralph D. Russo | Mar 13
Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became a better basketball player and a better teammate this season, and he credits both to having the courage to play as an openly gay man.

LGBT Sport :: Out Across the Land and Here at Home

SPORTS | By Joel Martens | Jan 27
If you are interested in participating in a "group activity," the LGBT community offers many options -- some healthy, some perhaps not as much. But here's one that might surprise you: Sport. And more and more LGBT pros are emerging from the closet.

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Olympic Rower Robbie Manson Comes Out

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 5
New Zealand hunk Robbie Manson, an Olympic rower, came out publicly as gay, after coming out to friends and teammates two years ago.

Strongman Rob Kearney Comes Out as Gay

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 3
The world's second strongest man showed a different kind of strength on October 20, when he came out as gay on Facebook, and the sports world is heralding this champion.

Hunky Gay Diver Says Footballers Should Come Out

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 11
Tom Daley, the hunky gay Olympic diver who is hugged up with Dustin Lance Black, encouraged gay footballers (or is that soccer players?) to come out, saying they would be surprised by the support they would receive.

Sports Announcer Charges Out of the Closet

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
Mark McAdams has been an announcer for the UK channel Sky Sports for the better part of a decade. And, he's revealed in a recent interview, he's gay -- and always has been.

Sam's 2nd Chance Comes on Cowboy's Practice Squad

NATIONAL | By Schuyler Dixon | Sep 3
Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster.

Sam Clears Waivers, Meets with Fisher

NATIONAL | By R. B. Fallstrom | Aug 31
Michael Sam wasn't a good fit for the St. Louis Rams, but coach Jeff Fisher said there were no regrets, and no issues with him being the gay.

NBA Ref Violet Palmer to Marry Long Time Partner

SPORTS | Jul 31
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

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