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John Amaechi encourages Brits to partake in basketball

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Openly gay former NBA player John Amaechi is offering a free day of basketball coaching to encourage youth to engage in the sport that made him famous - basketball. You can read all the details here at HoopFix.

Stephen A. Smith: 'Tony Dungy happens to be right'

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Stephen A. Smith says Tony Dungy was right to say he didn't want Michael Sam on his football team. No one should be remotely surprised that Smith would say this. He has never been a friend of the LGBT community.

Interesting that Skip Bayless also says he supports Dungy's "spiritual views."

Congratulations Ian Thorpe! Don't listen to the haters.

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Ian Thorpe came out as gay this weekend. The Olympic swimming champion had been pestered about his sexual orientation for years. Some say he waited too long to come out. I applaud him.

GLAAD is doing more work behind-the-scenes than you realize.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F__NHpbq-vU

After lunch with GLAAD's Lauren Dowling, it was clear how little people realize GLAAD is doing behind the scenes on media issues, including sports.

Matthew Mitcham sings Dolly Parton's 'Dumb Blonde'

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Gay Olympic diving champion Matthew Mitcham is carving out a little music career for himself and his ukelele. Here he sings Dolly Parton's 'Dumb Blonde.' We don't think he is one at all.

Derrick Gordon's TED talk at UMass

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Derrick Gordon talked about being in the closet and coming out at UMass Amherst for a TEDx Talk.

Jonny Wikinson - en Francais

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rEo6zqRTNc

Lead Toulon to victory in tournaments in both France and England this year. Retires to the sidelines, going out with a bang. Buddhist and married (big sighs) but still homo-hotness of rugby. Wonder if French women find his English accent as sexy as I do.

Fallon Fox accepts Hetrick-Martin award

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Trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox gave a great acceptance speech at the Hetrick-Martin Institute dinner last year. She is an inspiration for us all!

Some ruggers love getting drunk and naked

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It always amazes me to see how some straight guys behave after a few drinks. I saw this video a while back but a friend just reminded me of it. Here you have a bunch of supposedly straight rugby players many of whom are looking for an excuse to get naked and grab each other and make out after a few drinks. It's a fascinating study in social psychology.

BTW, 200% NSFW.

Talking Derrick Gordon and the power of coming out in sports with Bloomberg TV

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April 9 (Bloomberg) –- Outsports.com Founder and Editor Cyd Zeigler and “Out on the Street” Founder Todd Sears discuss UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon coming out as gay. They speak with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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