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Kobe Bryant on Twitter: Stop Using 'Gay' as Insult

NBA star who used a gay slur publicly two years ago shows how far he's come

NBA to review Amare Stoudemire's 'fag' tweet


New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire could be paying a price for calling a fan (@BFerrelli) a "fag" on Twitter last week. An NBA spokesman reportedly told Newsday that he's sure the matter will...

Vote: Who is Outsports' Jerk of the Year?


Last day to vote! Every year we crown our annual 'Jerk of the Year,' honoring those in sports who were, well, jerks. Last year's 'Jerk of the Year' was the Belmont University administration, who...

Video: Time to stop the homophobic slurs in sports


From Sean Chapin comes a video compiling the homophobic slurs that have been captured in the past four months, from Kobe Bryant, Joakim Noah and Wayne Simmonds. The message is that these slurs are...

Moment #46: NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100k for using the word 'faggot'


Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. NBA, 2011. We had heard athletes use the words 'fag' and 'faggot' before. In 2006, Pittsburgh Steeler Joey Porter...

Columnist: F-word as bad as the N-word


The recent fines in the NBA for Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah using "faggot" has engendered a lot of talk about language and what is and isn't a slur. Mike Freeman of CBS Sportsline has a provocative...

The gayest sports month ever


The past month has been amazing in terms of the number of stories the mainstream media have devoted to gays in sports. Outsports was profiled in the New York Times on April 8 and it seemed like...

Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and other Lakers record PSA to promote understanding


Kobe Bryant said he'd do more to correct for his use of the slur 'faggot' last week, and he has started with a PSA encouraging understanding. The PSA, which will be shown during Lakers games,...

Kobe Bryant says he protected gay kids and will do more soon


The biggest news since we last checked in with Kobe Bryant might be that Bryant allegedly told ESPN reporter Lisa Salters he used to beat up kids for teasing gay students, and that he intends to do...

Lakers and NBA to work with GLAAD


Just like Tim Hardaway's "I hate gay people" years ago opened the door to opportunities, so has Kobe Bryant's "fucking faggot" slur. GLAAD today has a joint statement with the Los Angeles Lakers...

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