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Gay sports pioneers series: Roger Brigham

Traveling in Germany with Dave Kopay it struck me how few young gay athletes today realize who he is and the impact he has had on our culture. After I returned from the Gay Games I thought about all the other people who have led the way for gays in sports but who get lost in our celebrity-driven culture. To that end, we are starting a series of unsung gay-sports pioneers.

The first in the series is Roger Brigham, whose impact has been felt in the sports media, gay-sports organizations and reaching high school athletes both gay and straight. His trailblazing has spanned 30 years, all amidst major health concerns. He's an amazing guy with an inspiring story.