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Gay Aussie Footballer

Aussie Rules football player Jason Ball has come out of the closet publicly. He's using the opportunity to launch a change.org campaign to encourage the AFL to show an anti-homophobia ad at their...

Jason Akermanis column killed AFL players union efforts to combat homophobia

A 2010 newspaper column by Aussie Footballer Jason Akermanis (right) that ignited a firestorm against the athlete...was actually designed to combat homophobia. The column was designed to continue...

Ian Roberts says athletes have responsibility to come out, dismisses shower issue

Ian Roberts, who came out in the pro rugby world 15 years ago, gives a spirited interview to the Australian. He gives a great answer to the question about gay players and locker rooms, specifically...

Vote: Outsports Jerk of the Year

Many advances were made for gay equality in sports in 2010, but there were also some setbacks. Still, despite the homophobic actions of some there was a silver lining:  The public reaction to them...

Jason Akermanis dumped from Aussie football

Jason Akermanis, the controversial Australian Football League player who created a storm of controversy by telling gay players to stay in the closet, had his contract terminated by the Western...

Jason Akermanis demoted, retirement next?

Jason Akermanis has been demoted to a lower league by his Aussie Rules Football League team for two weeks  for saying in a newspaper column two weeks ago that gay athletes should stay in the...

Akermanis now doesn't like showering with gays

Jason Akermanis is tossing gasoline onto the fire he started a couple days ago when he said gay athletes should stay in the closet. Now he says he doesn't want any gay people in the locker room,...

Many in the AFL say Akermanis is wrong

Jason Akermanis has been called a lot of things in the day since he said gay athletes should stay in the closet. But the most powerful thing he's being called is "Wrong." Akermanis' own club, the...

Aussie Footballer tells gays: Stay in the closet

Australian Football League player Jason Akermanis has a message for gay athletes in a column for the Herald Sun: Don't come out. Some of his golden nuggets: But I believe the world of AFL footy is...

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