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Pitcher Brandon McCarthy takes on Dungy on gays

We've long been fans of pitcher Brandon McCarthy, now with the New York Yankees, after he called out the inherent homophobia of "kiss cams" that showed two guys kissing with the intent of making...

Pitcher Brandon McCarthy takes on Dungy on gays

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We've long been fans of pitcher Brandon McCarthy, now with the New York Yankees, after he called out the inherent homophobia of "kiss cams" that showed two guys kissing with the intent of making...

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Michael Sam's perfect response to Tony Dungy

Michael Sam uses humor and respect in responding to Tony Dungy.

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Michael Sam's perfect response to Tony Dungy

Michael Sam uses humor and respect in responding to Tony Dungy.

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Gay high school swimmer, 16, in the comfort zone

Bree Bailey struggled with her sexuality until she realized she was a lesbian. "Nothing any of you can say will be able to change the fact I like girls."

Gay high school swimmer, 16, in the comfort zone

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Bree Bailey struggled with her sexuality until she realized she was a lesbian. "Nothing any of you can say will be able to change the fact I like girls."

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Gay Christian athlete's letter to David Tyree

Former basketball player Josh Sanders, a gay devout Christian, shares his experience with 'conversion therapy' and his love of Jesus with New York Giants' new hire, David Tyree.

Gay Christian athlete's letter to David Tyree

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Former basketball player Josh Sanders, a gay devout Christian, shares his experience with 'conversion therapy' and his love of Jesus with New York Giants' new hire, David Tyree.

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Olympic hopeful gets 'super power' from coming out

Connor Taras, a sprint kayaker, was kept from the 2012 Olympics by his struggles in the closet. Since coming out as gay last year, Taras has found a new "gay super power." Look out, 2016.

Olympic hopeful gets 'super power' from coming out

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Connor Taras, a sprint kayaker, was kept from the 2012 Olympics by his struggles in the closet. Since coming out as gay last year, Taras has found a new "gay super power." Look out, 2016.

Top college football recruits welcome gay teammate

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Survey finds players have no problem with gay teammates and some encourage them to come out.

Dungy is not in the NFL minority with views on Sam

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Let's remember that Sam came very close to not being drafted at all.

Tony Dungy blames Oprah for Michael Sam comments

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Tony Dungy says Michael Sam wouldn't be a distraction to his team, but he wouldn't want him on his team because he's a distraction.

A gay coach coaches Tony Dungy

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High school basketball coach Anthony Nicodemo explains why allowing gay athletes to be themselves is the best thing a coach can do for his team.

Sam sells more jerseys than Brady, Brees, Rodgers

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The openly gay Rams rookie is sixth on the list of best-selling jerseys.

Chris Kluwe & Minnesota Vikings all looking bad

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The pissing contest between the Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe no longer feels like it's about helping gay athletes.

Vikings failed gay community with Kluwe probe

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The man who got Kluwe involved in the same-sex marriage fight says team's punishment of coach for gay slur is woefully inadequate.

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Trans woman, sister of Clippers guard, is murdered

The murder of Mia Henderson, a trans woman, raises a bunch of issues.

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Tell your coming out story on Outsports

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You can change the lives of LGBT athletes simply by telling your story. If you're an LGBT athlete, coach or sports administrator, and you're ready to share, we'd love for you to tell your story on...

Michael Sam's tears were real, and so were yours

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Michael Sam accepted ESPN's Arthur Ashe Courage Award for coming out as gay before the NFL Draft. Now he sets out to write the final act in this transformative year in sports.

Michael Sam won't have any problems in the shower

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One thing sports showers are not is erotic. ESPN looks at the mythology of soaping up with teammates.

Diary of Gay Games Virgin: Diving right in

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Practice was one thing, but getting into a competition was an eye-opener.

Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball

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Billy Bean, the openly gay former MLB player, will head up baseball's efforts to build a safe workplace for all as Ambassador For Inclusion. His efforts will touch on gay issues, as well as race,...

High school track coach comes out later in life

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Jeff Sanborn coaches boys cross-country and boys and girls track & field at Wethersfield High School in Connecticut. He came out to his teams recently. It went without incident.

Gay sportswriter decides it's time to end silence

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Dustin Petzold prefers Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga and has the fashion sense of Bill Belichick. He now realizes he does fit in to a larger culture.

I 'knew' Ian Thorpe was gay back in 2004

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Ian Thorpe is openly gay and maybe now he'll be happy. I had a glimpse of his situation 10 years ago.

Former football player Brad Thorson is gay

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Brad Thorson came out as gay on Independence Day. He played college football for Wisconsin, Kansas, and he was with the Arizona Cardinals for their 2011 training camp.

High school basketball & football player comes out

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Juan Mendoza was the captain of his basketball and tennis teams for Cascade High School in Washington this year. Telling his traditional Mexican parents that he is bisexual was difficult, but they...

Colorado state swim champion comes out as gay

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Jack L. Thorne has three state titles, including a state record in the 100m backstroke. Today he came out as gay on Facebook and Twitter, and he shares his story here.

Charline Labonte: Olympic hockey player & gay

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Charline Labonte played in her fourth Winter Olympics for Canada in Sochi. Her girlfriend, speed skater Anastasia Buscis, was there with her. Labonte talks here for the first time about being gay.

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