Gay sports roundup: Robbie Rogers reaction; Brittney Griner; priest says gays 'dislike team sports'

Robbie Rogers - USA TODAY Sports

Our roundup of sports news from the media includes a priest in Washington state saying gays can't be Boy Scouts because they dislike team sports; Robbie Rogers settling in; and a shocking Onion report on the hundreds of gay NHL players.

Priest's anti-gay letter says gays "dislike team sports' - seattlepi.com
A liberal national group, Catholics United, is launching a petition drive in response to an anti-gay letter in which a Bremerton, Wash., pastor announced he was pulling his parish out of the Boy Scout. The pastor listed some possible reasons for gay orientation as “dislike of team sports” and “lack of rough and tumble play.”

For Robbie Rogers, it's business as usual after coming out as gay - Los Angeles Times
If Robbie Rogers needed a reminder that fame can be fleeting, he got it Monday morning when he boarded a US Airways flight to North Carolina.

What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete? - espnW
The recent news surrounding Brittney Griner shows the changing dialogue around gay athletes in sports.

Roc Pride Games to feature ice hockey, roller derby | Empty Closet
For the first time, Rochester Pride will include a sports event: the exciting new Roc Pride Games. This year the Games consist of a gay ice hockey tournament and roller derby bouts.

What About the Guys Who Do Fit the 'Gay Stereotype'? - The Atlantic
The male athletes who've come out recently reinforce the obvious: Gay men can be masculine. But people should also be accepting of men, gay or straight, who don't conform to traditional gender norms.

Report: NHL Actually Has Had Hundreds Of Openly Gay Players For Years | The Onion
In the wake of NBA center Jason Collins and U.S. soccer midfielder Robbie Rogers coming out as homosexual, reports revealed Friday that the National Hockey League has in fact had hundreds of openly gay athletes throughout its history.

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