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Michael Sam's tears were real, and so were yours

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Michael Sam accepted ESPN's Arthur Ashe Courage Award for coming out as gay before the NFL Draft. Now he sets out to write the final act in this transformative year in sports.

Twitter haters out in force for Michael Sam's ESPY

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I know it's always depressing to read too much on Twitter when any big event happens, since the site has a fair number of racists, sexists, homophobes and all-around idiots. But I assumed Michael...

Watch Michael Sam's ESPY speech

"Great things can happen when you have the courage to be yourself."

Michael Sam won't have any problems in the shower

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One thing sports showers are not is erotic. ESPN looks at the mythology of soaping up with teammates.

Who will present Arthur Ashe Award to Michael Sam?

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I strongly recommended a tough or religious NFL player to present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Michael Sam.

Jason Page gets nightly NBC Sports Radio show

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NBC Sports doesn't shy away from propping up openly gay sports radio host Jason Page, who has previous experience with ESPN and Sirius/XM.

High school track coach comes out later in life

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Jeff Sanborn coaches boys cross-country and boys and girls track & field at Wethersfield High School in Connecticut. He came out to his teams recently. It went without incident.

Comr. Selig recognizes Glenn Burke as LGBT pioneer

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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig invited Glenn Burke's family to attend the All-Star festivities. In a press conference announcing former MLB outfielder Billy Bean's appointment as ambassador for...

Gay Australian athletes feel widespread homophobia

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85% in survey witnessed or experienced abuse, mostly verbal.

Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball

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Billy Bean, the openly gay former MLB player, will head up baseball's efforts to build a safe workplace for all as Ambassador For Inclusion. His efforts will touch on gay issues, as well as race,...

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