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Strongman champion Rob Kearney comes out as gay

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."

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."

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Gay tailgate at UCLA, Saturday at the Rose Bowl

Join other LGBT football fans this Saturday night at the Rose Bowl for a special tailgate before the Arizona-UCLA football game.

Gay tailgate at UCLA, Saturday at the Rose Bowl

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Join other LGBT football fans this Saturday night at the Rose Bowl for a special tailgate before the Arizona-UCLA football game.

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Finland hockey league wants gays to stay closeted

"Why should bedroom dynamics should affect team dynamics," a post on league's official blog asks.

Finland hockey league wants gays to stay closeted

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"Why should bedroom dynamics should affect team dynamics," a post on league's official blog asks.

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Tim Cook's message for closeted athletes

Tim Cook has opened up part of his private life to the public, opting to help LGBT people instead.

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Tim Cook's message for closeted athletes

Tim Cook has opened up part of his private life to the public, opting to help LGBT people instead.

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Gay college baseballer finds love embraced by team

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.

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.

Nashville gay rugby team releases calendar

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The club puts out a calendar for 2015, hopes to bring Bingham Cup to South.

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.

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Teams with Michael Sam win, lose after cutting him

Numbers Never Lie: Signing Michael Sam does not in any way hurt a team's chances of winning.

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.

New documentary 'To Russia With Love'

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Johnny Weir, Billie Jean King and gay Russian teenager Vlad win over hearts in the upcoming documentary, 'To Russia With Love.'

Arizona's first out trans high school athlete

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The Arizona Interscholastic Association has barred far more trans high school athletes from empowering participation than it has allowed.

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.

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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NFL, PGA, NBA, others meet to discuss diversity

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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