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Patrick Burke's column on unrealized potential

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Just before the Olympic Games, You Can Play founder Patrick Burke wrote a reflective column after the movie-theater shooting in Colorado took the life of a YCP intern. Burke opened up about the...

Softball legend Mary Nutter remembered by Oregon State coach Kirk Walker

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Editor's note: Softball coach Mary Nutter died of heart failure on July 24 while on vacation in Colorado. She was a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. No one loved...

Jamey Rodemeyer: This is why pro athletes should come out of our society's last closet

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One of the reasons we hear professional athletes don't come out is that they don't have a good reason. "They would risk too much," we hear. "They can just wait until after retirement." But of...

Moment #17: Brendan Burke's passing away leaves a void

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Brendan (left) and Patrick Burke Hockey, 2010. When...

Chuck Dima, the grandfather of gay softball, dies at the age of 81

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The gay sports world lost a true legend last weekend when Chuck Dima, known as the "grandfather of gay softball," passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 81. Sam Lehman,...

Video: CBS Sports remembers Brendan Burke

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CBS Sports has created a segment on the late Brendan Burke. They talked exclusively to members of the Miami (Ohio) hockey team that Brendan managed. This week marks the one-year anniversary of his...

GQ closes the year with Brian and Brendan Burke

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GQ finishes 2010 with an in depth look at Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, his gay son Brendan who died earlier this year, and his straight son Patrick who has become a strong advocate for...

Chris Kanyon, out former wrestler, dies

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Sad news came in this weekend about the apparent suicide of openly gay former pro wrestler Chris Kanyon on Friday. Kanyon was a former tagteam champion with the WCW and WWE and came out publicly...

Brian Burke, USA hockey GM, talks about son

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A week after burying his son Brendan, USA hockey GM Brian Burke was in Vancouver talking about his temporary team and the loss of his son. "Your kids are supposed to bury you," Burke said. "You're...

Brendan Burke laid to rest

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Brendan Burke was laid to rest today in Canton, Mass., just four days after he died in a car crash. [Brendan's father] Brian did not speak during the service, the family eulogy being delivered...

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