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Moment #68: NCAA chief says sexual orientation should be embraced in sports

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Sports 2007: NCAA President Myles Brand was an advocate for the rights of LGBT people in college sports. And when...

Moment #74: Irish hurling star Donal Óg Cusack comes out

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Hurling, 2009: Hurling is an unknown sport in the U.S., but it is huge in Ireland, so the coming out of star...

Moment #85: First EuroGames held

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Multisports, 1992: The Gay Games started in 1982 and had been held in North American cities until 1998. In...

Moment #90: Michael Muska named athletic director at Oberlin College

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Sports, 1998: Michael Muska remembers how he was less than thrilled by being inadvertently outed by the Chronicle...

Moment #98: Martina Navratilova speaks at the March on Washington

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Tennis, 1993. While she came out of the closet a decade earlier, it was 1993 that a marriage between the tennis...

Outsports Top 100 Gay Sports Moments

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When we look back years from now at 2011, it will be akin to what 1947 was for black athletes. That was the  year Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. This year we’ve seen an...

What are the most important moments in gay-sports history?

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With so much attention on gay-sports issues over the last couple months we at Outsports have started looking at everything that came before it. In our humble opinion, not enough people know the...

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