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Who should be Outsports' people of the year?

The Outsports editorial staff will hand out six awards to honor the people who helped make change - and in one case the person who stood defiant of said change.

Who should be Outsports' people of the year?

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The Outsports editorial staff will hand out six awards to honor the people who helped make change - and in one case the person who stood defiant of said change.

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Gays in sports #4 in AP's top stories of the year

Michael Sam and Jason Collins made the issue a centerpiece in the sports world.

Gays in sports #4 in AP's top stories of the year

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Michael Sam and Jason Collins made the issue a centerpiece in the sports world.

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Michael Sam film airs Saturday on OWN

After much criticism and debate, Oprah Winfrey's documentary about Michael Sam will air Dec. 27. on OWN.

Michael Sam film airs Saturday on OWN

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After much criticism and debate, Oprah Winfrey's documentary about Michael Sam will air Dec. 27. on OWN.

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Soccer player kisses opponent on field

"I did it to defuse the situation," English player says about the smooch.

Soccer player kisses opponent on field

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"I did it to defuse the situation," English player says about the smooch.

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109 people came out publicly in sports in 2014

We'll look back at 2014 as another watershed year for LGBT people in sports with at least 109 people coming out publicly.

109 people came out publicly in sports in 2014

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We'll look back at 2014 as another watershed year for LGBT people in sports with at least 109 people coming out publicly.

Countdown: Outsports 25 most-read stories of 2014

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Outsports counts down its 25 most-read stories of the year. Only two athletes show up more than once. Can you guess which ones?

High school baseball player comes out on Twitter

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Alejandro Graterol, a second baseman and shortstop for the Skyline High School baseball team, came out as gay on Twitter today to nothing but support.

W. Virginia gay soccer player comes out at dance

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Michael Martin, an all-state goalie, slow danced with the guy who gave him the courage to be himself. Inspired by Robbie Rogers, Martin now hopes to inspire others.

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Hot shots: Santa Speedo Run

Santas in Speedos -- What's not to like?

Days of Our Lives features gay baseball player

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Days of our Lives introduced Paul, a closeted gay baseball player, to create a love triangle.

Gay swimmer finds acceptance on college team

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Chris Cassingham came out publicly in his Texas his school earlier this year. He's found nothing but acceptance on his college team at the Univ. of Mary Washington.

Ronaldo's statue has a huge erection

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The soccer star poses with the bronze replica that features a giant bulge.

Nicodemo leads team to Yonkers City Championship

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Anthony Nicodemo and the Saunders Blue Devils won the Yonkers City Championship 18 months after coming out as gay.

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Nude priests calendar mocks Russia's anti-gay laws

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The homoerotic Orthodox wall calendar takes aims at the organized religious support of anti-LGBT legislation.

Coach Julie Shaw's constant fear of coming out

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Julie Shaw, head women's basketball coach at the Univ. of La Verne, hears hear voice shake every time she says, "I'm gay." That doesn't stop her in her quest to help other coaches to understand...

Homophobia in women's basketball is very real

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Katie Barnes relates to Pepperdine basketball players Haley Videckis and Layana White and the homophobia they allegedly encountered at the school.

What grade for media coverage of Michael Sam?

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Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated says the media's handling of Michael Sam was "tactful," with few missteps.

Michael Sam kissing boyfriend sports image of 2014

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Nothing like it had ever happened before, which makes it historic.

King of the Double Life

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How Olympic hopeful and national champion swimmer Tom Luchsinger wrestled with being gay in front of the cameras - and his mirror. The former Univ. of North Carolina standout shares his experiences...

No lesbians allowed on the team: Deja Vu

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The allegations by two Pepperdine athletes that their coach engaged in systematic anti-gay discrimination harkens back to the hate-filled reign of Rene Portland at Penn State.

Read Wyoming high school athlete's coming out text

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Dawson Roscoe is a biracial high school track & field athlete in Casper, Wyoming, who came out to friends and family in a text message late one night.

Cardinals video director Rob Brakel is gay

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Rob Brakel has worked in the NFL for 17 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. It wasn't until he read Robbie Rogers' new book that he decided it was time to share his story with...

All-American diver Conor Murphy on being gay at IU

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Conor Murphy, a two-time Big Ten diving champion, talks about finding freedom at a young age, being gay on the Indiana Univ. diving team and the loss of his mother that changed his life.

Olympic figure skater Eric Radford is gay

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Eric Radford has an Olympic silver medal in figure skating. Now he aims for a gold medal in 2018 - with his skating partner Meagan Duhamel - as an openly gay man and with his "gay family" at home.

See the list of 204 LGBT Olympians

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LGBTI historian Tony Scupham-Bilton reveals his current list of LGBTI Olympians, which stands at 204.

MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out publicly as gay

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"I am extremely grateful that Major League Baseball has always judged me on my work and nothing else," he says. A photo with his husband in a small magazine was his first public acknowledgment.

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