News Roundup: Soccer player apologizes for anti-gay tweet, Aussie gay soccer tourney, Craig James

Fraser Mullen of Hibernian during the UEFA Europa League Second Round Second Leg Qualifying match between Hibernian and Malmo at Easter Road on July 25, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. - Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Openly gay pro soccer player Anton Hysen wants gay athletes to come out, but he says there is 'so much ignorance.' Another soccer player apologizes for anti-gay tweet. And Craig James is speaking at a conservative summit.

Anti-Gay Football Analyst to Address DC Conservative Summit | Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the Family Research Council announced a new group of speakers for the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington DC, one of the nation's leading conferences for social conservative activists. Among the featured guests: Failed Texas senate candidate and recently-canned college football analyst Craig James, who sued Fox Sports for wrongful termination last month, arguing that his firing over anti-gay comments constituted religious discrimination.

Anton Hysen, Swedish Soccer Player, Says Gay Players Want To Come Out But 'There Is So Much Ignorance' : Soccer : Latin Times
Swedish soccer player came out in 2011 and says there's so much ignorance and preconceptions about homosexuality.

Anti-homophobia the goal of gay soccer tournament - Gay News Network
Pride Football Australia, Jason Ball, Melbourne Rovers, Flying Bats, Football, Soccer

Spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says anti-gay tweet was a ‘mistake’ -
A spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says it was a "mistake" of him to make a homophobic remark on Twitter.

Football fans ejected after anti-gay chants in Brighton V Ipswich match -
Three Brighton and Hove Albion football fans were ejected from Ipswich’s Portman Road stadium at the weekend after trouble flared over homophobic taunts by rival fans.

Ian McKellen Blasts Olympic Committee for Complete Neglect of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws| Gay News | Towleroad
Ian McKellen says he's pissed at the IOC in a statement on his Facebook page: As a gay participant in the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics in 2012, I am angered by the International Olympics Committee's announcement that harsh... - WATCH: Ben Cohen's 'Strictly' Sleeveless Cha Cha
Never thought we'd say this, but Ben Cohen might be a little too stiff. Pulling off lycra and sequins as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, the former rugby star — who'd hoped to be half of the show's first same-sex couple — had his first official dance on the U.K. reality competition.

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