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Podcast: This was supposed to be the biggest year ever for LGBT sports. What happened?

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After big first half of 2013, big LGBT sports headlines faded in the second half of the year.

Jason Collins and Billy Bean threw out the opening pitch of a Dodgers game this autumn
Jason Collins and Billy Bean threw out the opening pitch of a Dodgers game this autumn
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After the first half of 2013, many said this would be the transformational year for LGBT issues in sports. Big names like Jason Collins and Brittney Griner had come out. Robbie Rogers played as an openly gay man in a Major League Soccer game. Athletes from all of our big sports leagues were voicing support for gay athletes.

Yet the second half of the year hasn't produced the same big headlines. Sure, we've talked a lot about LGBT rights in Russia, but the big headlines of athletes coming out haven't come to fruition.

How big of a year for LGBT sports will 2013 have been, when all is said and done? And what could happen in the final two months of the year to take 2013 over the top?

Listen here:  Podcast Oct. 31, 2013: Has this been a transformational year for LGBT sports?

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