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News: Gays in rugby; Kordell Stewart again says he's straight; rainbows at Sochi Olympics

Rugby player James Haskell is a gay ally
Rugby player James Haskell is a gay ally
David Rogers

This media roundup includes two rugby players discussing gays in the sport; Kordell Stewart with another statement about his sexual orientation; the Winter Olympics and rainbows; a gay cop on SI; and bullying in the NFL.

Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Discuss Closeted Gays In Sports

The timing couldn't be better for rugby stars Gareth Thomas and James Haskell to talk about closeted gays in the professional sports world after the recent Kordell Stewart's continual attempts to prove that he is straight.

Kordell Stewart: I Swear on My Son That I'm Not Gay | BET
“No! I promise you on my life and everything that I'm a part of including my son, and on my father, who's no longer here, that that has never happened, nor will anything ever come up, ever, come up with no dude," Stewart told Atlanta radio's Ryan Cameron Morning Show.

Sochi chief: Rainbows are welcome at Winter Olympics
The president of the Sochi organizing committee said there will be no repercussions during the Olympics for anyone who wears rainbow pins or rainbow anything in response to Russia's anti-gay laws.

Gay Boston cop on cover of Sports Illustrated | Boston Spirit Magazine | Boston.com
Javier Pagan, on of the heroic first responders during the Boston Marathon bombings, is back on a magazine cover. Pagan, the openly gay office who also serves as the LGBT liaison for the department, is on the cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated.

GLSEN "decries NFL culture of 'Be a Man"' | Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is calling on the NFL, its teams, its players and its analysts to denounce the harmful notions of what it means to “be a man” that are being expressed in reaction to the alleged Miami Dolphins bullying case,