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News: Orlando Cruz loses; USOC clause protects gay athletes

Orlando Cruz
Orlando Cruz, right, vs. Orlando Salido
Jeff Bottari

A roundup of gay sports news includes a title fight loss for boxer Orlando Cruz; the USOC acts on gay discrimination and a thoughtful piece on what it means for Jason Collins to be unsigned.

Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz knocked out by Orlando Salido | Other Sports | Sports | Calgary Sun
Puerto Rico's Orlando Cruz, the first openly gay fighter in professional boxing, failed in his bid to gain the WBO featherweight title when he was knocked out by Mexico's Orlando Salido in the seventh round of their fight on Saturday.

U.S. Olympic committee adds a clause to protect LGBT athletes - News - Houstonian
In wake of Russia's anti-gay law the U.S Olympic Committee adds a new clause to protect LGBT athletes.

What we're learning from openly gay NBA player Jason Collins - ESPN
The market for Collins would be bigger if he weren’t openly gay, writes Kevin Arnovitz.

Portland Timbers, Thorns Endorse Oregon Bid To Legalize Gay Marriage - On Top Magazine | Gay news & entertainment
The Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns FC have backed a proposed initiative that seeks to repeal the state's 2004 gay marriage ban and legalize such unions.

Russian Athletes Pose For NOH8 Campaign| Gay News | Towleroad
Here's something to brighten your day. Amidst all the hateful nonsense that has been pouring out of Russia, particularly within the past few months, a positive message comes courtesy of Russian athletes who competed at the World Out games in...