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Sam being cut will make other gay athletes pause

Whatever the reality, the perception is that being openly gay hurt Sam's chances in the NFL.

Sam being cut will make other gay athletes pause

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Whatever the reality, the perception is that being openly gay hurt Sam's chances in the NFL.

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Hot shots: Kaepernick's abs, Gabbert's butt

Hard not to like these photos from the San Francisco 49ers locker room.

Hot shots: Kaepernick's abs, Gabbert's butt

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Hard not to like these photos from the San Francisco 49ers locker room.

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Michael Sam's stats disappear from NFL.com

How many sacks did Sam have in the preseason? You won't find out from the NFL's official website.

Michael Sam's stats disappear from NFL.com

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How many sacks did Sam have in the preseason? You won't find out from the NFL's official website.

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Take the Campus Pride Sports Index survey

Campus Pride is teaming up with the LGBT Sports Coalition and others to create an index of college athletics programs based on their inclusion of LGBT issues.

Take the Campus Pride Sports Index survey

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Campus Pride is teaming up with the LGBT Sports Coalition and others to create an index of college athletics programs based on their inclusion of LGBT issues.

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NFL, PGA, NBA, others meet to discuss diversity

Sports leagues meet at PGA National this week to discuss diversity, including LGBT issues.

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NFL, PGA, NBA, others meet to discuss diversity

Sports leagues meet at PGA National this week to discuss diversity, including LGBT issues.

Michael Sam cut by Dallas Cowboys

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Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, was on the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.

Gay boy comes out to mom during Seahawks game

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Robbie Macaraeg came out to his mom in the middle of a Seattle Seahawks game, but his mom was too engrossed in the game to pay attention until a commercial break.

My superhero: Mom loves hockey-playing trans son

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Nicole Seguin loves her son Cory Oskam, a teenage trans hockey player.

Player kept by Rams over Sam not showing much

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Ethan Westbrooks, the defensive end the Rams chose to keep over Michael Sam, has only four tackles in three games and disappeared against the 49ers - except for a punch.

San Diego & Denver win Gay Bowl 14

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San Diego Bolts win their third consecutive Gay Bowl championship as Denver is building a dynasty in the women's tournament.

Podcast: Football hazing, masculinity, homophobia

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A gay coach and two former football players discuss how and why hazing happens.

NHL stars make great pro-gay comments

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"It's great to see progress like that," Toews said.

Roundup: Rogers, Griner, Gordon, Bean, gays in NHL

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A lot of great items relating to LGBT sports people and issues, including a sitcom based on a gay soccer player, and I encourage you to check them out: Comedy Inspired By Openly Gay Soccer Player...

Masculinity has led to sexual hazing between men

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The Sayreville High School hazing incident in New Jersey is just the latest sad result of a culture that values perceived masculinity over so many other key values.

College forces gay athlete to remove rainbow flag

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School president Stephen Minnis calls the rainbow flag "ugly" and - wait for it - a "distraction" to a football game.

For gay triathlete, slurs made him work harder

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"Rather than letting these words hurt me, I used them to motivate me to perform better," Tristan Bunch, 18, writes.

32 things I learned after coming out as gay

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"I was blessed to find out who in my life was real; which relationships were based on love," writes Derek Schell, who was openly gay on his college basketball team.

Gay football player's speech for Coming Out Day

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Scott Cooper remembers how nervous he was before the 2013 event on his college campus. "I stood up and poured my heart out."

The importance of pronouns

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Katie Barnes is a woman and an athlete. But instead of responding to female pronouns, Barnes goes by they/them/their.

Coming out gave true power to Arizona swimmer

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"Coming out is a powerful experience because it shows that you are willing to be different," Lauren Neidigh says.

Ex-MLB umpire finally came out on own terms

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Dave Pallone was outed in 1988 and then lost his job. It wasn't until he wrote his autobiography that he was truly free.

Pro distance runner Matt Llano comes out as gay

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Matt Llano, a professional distance runner and former Richmond spider, comes out publicly as gay and shares his journey in a new video.

Gay flag football doc premiering in October

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F(l)ag Football tells the story of LGBT football players trying to win the Gay Bowl, and the issues faced by LGBT people in sports.

Iowa coach comes out to his homophobic friends

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Evan Risk is a jr. high school track & cross-country coach in rural Iowa. When his friend talked about killing the queers at an Iowa basketball game, he knew he had to come out to him.

Coming out from behind the camera

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Sports cameraman Scott Winer has worked the biggest sports in America. It was his shot of the Arkansas State fake punt that went viral. He opens up about being gay, his dream job in the pros and...

Catholic School will not fire gay volleyball coach

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St. Mary High School in Dell Rapids, S.D., will not fire volleyball coach Nate Alfson, who came out publicly on Outsports last week.

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