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Athletes' anonymous coming-out stories

We've gotten a couple of e-mails recently from openly gay college athletes wanting to tell their story on Outsports. Over the years, we've told the stories of dozens of out college and high school athletes. What makes these young men different from the other stories we've read is that they don't want to use their real names, and one of them doesn't want to use the name of the college he's at.

While we've written a couple articles about closeted athletes, these are coming-out stories...with athletes who won't use their names. What do you think of that? If it's a good story, is it worth telling even if the athlete won't use his name?