Today's roundup of gay sports news features the successful climbing of Mount Everest by Cason Crane, who has now climbed the tallest peak on six of the seven continents. Crane, who will enroll in Princeton this fall, is raising money for the Trevor Project to combat suicide among LGBT youth.
Crane reached the summit of Everest at 5 a.m. local time on May 20. "It was so freaking amazing," he wrote on Twitter. Crane's last hurdle is climbing Denali in Alaska, a trek that is set for July.
Listen: Openly gay college basketball player talks about being out on his team
Jallen Messersmith talks to 610 Sports in Kansas City after Outsports profiled him.
Note the Moment, Not the Man - New York Times
Until a few weeks ago, there had not been any openly gay men in major North American team sports, and suddenly there are two. Sort of, John Branch writes.
Gay athletes: The corrosive impact of Adrian Peterson's remarks - latimes.com
If Peterson cares about the gay relatives (and presumably his fellow professional athletes too) whom he purports to love and respect, he might want to think twice the next time he opens his mouth.
Canes video on gay athletes: ‘All one team’ | CharlotteObserver.com
Carolina Hurricanes players Tuomo Ruutu, Kevin Westgarth, Tim Brent and Tim Gleason appear in a You Can Play Project video about gay athletes. "Any race, gay or straight, we are all one team," Ruutu says.