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Coming Out Stories

Royals season inspires team executive to come out

Matt Schulte has been a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan and now works for the team as a marketing coordinator. He has struggled for years with being gay, but the Royals’ postseason success gave him...

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Video: Inclusion in women's basketball

Some big names of women's basketball, including Lin Dunn, talk about the impact of inclusion in sports.

Video: Inclusion in women's basketball

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Some big names of women's basketball, including Lin Dunn, talk about the impact of inclusion in sports.

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Jason Collins demolishes 'distraction' myth

The now-retired NBA player says he never felt more free than when he was finally out.

Jason Collins demolishes 'distraction' myth

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The now-retired NBA player says he never felt more free than when he was finally out.

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Openly gay rugby referee gets homophobic abuse

Letter from a disgusted straight fan brings the taunts against Nigel Owens to light.

Openly gay rugby referee gets homophobic abuse

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Letter from a disgusted straight fan brings the taunts against Nigel Owens to light.

Field hockey team strips to support gay athletes

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The Nottingham field hockey team took their sticks in one hand and their balls in the other and got naked for the gays.

Big games for Rogers, Derrick Gordon, Mitch Eby

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The three openly gay athletes face the playoffs and a big tip-off tournament.

Jason Collins retires, strong legacy intact

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Jason Collins, the only openly gay man to play a regular season game in one of the big four sports leagues, is retiring. His legacy will be felt for generations.

Chandler Whitney's team poses for NOH8

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The Walla Walla baseball team supports Chandler Whitney by appearing in the NOH8 campaign.

Olympics won't say word 'gay' in Tom Daley video

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On the same day as the IOC says it wants to include protection for LGBT people, it releases a 9-minute video of Tom Daley in which it won't include the word "gay."

We never get tired of Warwick naked rowers photos

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Sir Ian McKellen poses with the lads as they promote their 2015 calendar.

Army guard Max Lenox has two dads

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Max Lenox talks about being raised by two dads and playing basketball for Army. He also discusses his distaste for gay men who are flamboyant and wear pink.

Defending NCAA champion is out at Iowa State

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Tina Hillman is the defending indoor and outdoor NCAA champion in the shot put. She is also pansexual, another color in the LGBT rainbow, dates people who happen to be male and female, and loves...

Robbie Rogers better player after coming out

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L.A. Galaxy defender is having a stellar year and was rewarded with a contract extension.

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.

Derrick Gordon ready for his coming out season

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Derrick Gordon is UMass' starting shooting guard. On Nov. 14 against Siena he will become the NCAA's first openly gay male athlete in one of the big four sports to compete in a game.

Gays should avoid 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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Sports minister is less than reassuring about how gay fans will be treated at the event.

Sanchez eats racist cheesesteak after win

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Sanchez promises to go to Geno's and Pat's if the Eagles win, and he sticks to his word - even if it means supporting a racist, xenophobic business.

Gay college swimmer feels blessed for coming out

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Austin Olivares can be himself and not worry about what people think.

90% of players w/ Sam's preseason stats make team

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Michael Sam had 11 tackles and three sacks in the NFL preseason. Yet that still hasn't been enough to get the openly gay defensive end a spot on an NFL roster headed into week 11.

Olympic rower Robbie Manson comes out as gay

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Robbie Manson, Olympic rower for New Zealand, comes out publicly as gay, talks about the struggles in the closet and coming out to friends before the 2012 Olympics.

Strongman champion Rob Kearney comes out as gay

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Kearney coming out in the macho world of strength sports is a game-changer, writes the author, himself an out bodybuilder and coach. Kearney has become "a force for change."

Gay college baseballer finds love embraced by team

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Ben Larison plays baseball for Coe College in Iowa. When he met tennis player Mark Kroll, it started a two-year journey that brought them both out to their teams and into a loving relationship.

Ironman spurs a triathlete to come out

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Thomas James had a great job and four kids but was living a lie. An invitation to the Ironman changed his life.

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