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Vote: Who is Outsports' Person of the Year?

Last day to vote! Every year we ask our readers to crown the Outsports 'Person of the Year.' Last year's honorees were Brian & Patrick Burke, who garnered over 60% of the vote! This year we have...

Rangers drop Sean Avery, assign him to minor league club

The NHL career of Sean Avery is in limbo after he was cut by the New York Rangers and assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League. His agent said Avery was considering playing...

Calls increase for NHL to fine Wayne Simmonds for gay slur

While the NHL has said it will not punish Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds for using a gay slur directed at Sean Avery during Monday's game, that hasn't stopped a growing chorus of people asking...

Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds seems to call Sean Avery a 'faggot'

Updated Tuesday morning. First Kobe Bryant. Then Joakim Noah. Now with the NHL in preseason form, Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds seems to clearly call Sean Avery a 'fucking faggot' during...

NHL's Sean Avery arrested for alleged battery against Los Angeles police officer

New York Rangers hockey player Sean Avery was arrested in Los Angeles on a misdemeanor charge that he shoved a Los Angeles police officer. From the L.A. Times: Authorities responded about 1 a.m. to...

Moment #72: Sean Avery garners attention for his pro-gay marriage stance

Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Sports, 2011: Sean Avery was not the first pro athlete to come out for gay marriage (NFL players Scott Fujita...

Sean Avery wants NHL to embrace gay equality

Sean Avery is quickly becoming one of the fiercest advocates for gay equality in sports. After successfully lobbying the New York State Senate to vote positively on same-sex marriage, he is now...

Sean Avery in Albany lobbying senators for gay marriage support

As the marriage battle heats up in New York, hockey badboy Sean Avery visited state senators in Albany to push them for a vote in favor of marriage equality. He was teamed up with actress Cynthia...

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...

Bryant Gumbel addresses gays in sports tonight on HBO

Tonight Bryant Gumbel will offer a closing commentary on his HBO Real Sports show about gays in sports. He talks very positively about the issue, but he says he feels like he shouldn't have to talk...

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