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Michael Sam to face Johnny Manziel this week

Third preseason game crucial to Sam's chances of making Rams roster.

Michael Sam to face Johnny Manziel this week

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Third preseason game crucial to Sam's chances of making Rams roster.

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Gay Games uplifting for ex-college football player

Nebraska kicker Eric Lueshen found a community of LGBT athletes in Cleveland, all with a love of sport.

Gay Games uplifting for ex-college football player

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Nebraska kicker Eric Lueshen found a community of LGBT athletes in Cleveland, all with a love of sport.

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Chris Kluwe and Vikings reach settlement

Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly reached a settlement over allegations of anti-gay harassment and Kluwe's release from the team.

Chris Kluwe and Vikings reach settlement

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Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly reached a settlement over allegations of anti-gay harassment and Kluwe's release from the team.

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Dodgers host LGBT night Aug. 22

Los Angeles Dodgers will host the second annual gay "LGBT Night Out" on Aug. 22 with Tom Whitman and Flip, benefitting AIDS Project Los Angeles and supported by Outsports.

Dodgers host LGBT night Aug. 22

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Los Angeles Dodgers will host the second annual gay "LGBT Night Out" on Aug. 22 with Tom Whitman and Flip, benefitting AIDS Project Los Angeles and supported by Outsports.

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Yes, a gay college football player is still news

Being first is always noteworthy, especially when it comes to gays in sports.

Yes, a gay college football player is still news

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Being first is always noteworthy, especially when it comes to gays in sports.

Arizona State football player comes out as gay

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He's believed to be the first publicly gay major division college football player.

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.

Young gay coach finds acceptance in South Dakota

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Nate Alfson used to fear road trips on his college baseball team and lived a life in the closet. Now out, he knows what true happiness is.

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Gay Games swimming photos

Swimming (and one from diving) at the Gay Games in Cleveland is being held on the campus of Cleveland State University. Photos by Brent Mullins

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Ice Bucket Challenge at Gay Games pool

Cyd Zeigler takes Brian Sims' Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of longtime Outsports reader Mark Kari. He recruited some Gay Games swimmers to help.

You can't judge a gay baller by his Wobble

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Gay high school basketball coach Anthony Nicodemo learned a lesson about stereotypes at the Gay Games' basketball tournament.

Saints fall under Sam's 'distracting' spell

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NFL rookie defensive end Michael Sam played well in his first preseason game despite some 'butterflies,' silencing anyone who asserted he isn't 'NFL material.'

Take the survey on homophobia in sports

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Michael Sam joins list of athletes encouraging people to take a survey to determine attitudes in sports.

CFL team's gay pride logo brings out haters

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BC Lions honor gay pride weekend in Vancouver and not all fans are happy about it.

Ravens exec Harry Swayne: 'I love drunks & gays'

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Harry Swayne is a devout Christian and a player development exec for the Baltimore Ravens. While he claims to love all people, he tosses gay people into the lot with prostitutes and drunkards. Is...

Texas Lutheran Univ. tennis player is gay

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Ryan Beene grew up in a small Texas town where he took to cutting himself before opening up with family, friends and teammates about being gay.

Warwick naked rowers back with 2015 calendar

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The English lads set up a crowd-fund campaign for latest effort, which helps fight homophobia in sports.

Reader no longer 'imprisoned in the closet'

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For Michael Perkins, May 21 was liberation day, the day he finally released himself from his inner pain and torment about being gay.

Lesbian couple: Univ. of Richmond discriminated

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Former Univ. of Richmond basketball players Leah Johnson and Miah Register allege they were the victims of homophobia and racism while they were at the school. Their new organization aims to bring...

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."

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.

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...

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.

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