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Gay Sports News: New Athlete Allies; Ex-Rutgers Coach Used Gay Slurs; Megan Rapinoe

Donte Stallworth and Rashad Evans on board with Athlete Ally; Mike Rice uses gay slurs at previous job; Megan Rapinoe playing in France; profile of Chris Kluwe.

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New Ambassadors Rashad Evans and Donte Stallworth Join Athlete Ally
The NFL receiver and the MMA fighter lend their support to making sports a safe place for LGBT athletes.

Mike Rice used gay slur while Robert Morris coach, former player says - SBNation.com
Mike Rice's abusive behavior began before he became the Rutgers coach.

Megan Rapinoe Does It Her Way, in U.S. and in France - NYTimes.comWhile many of her fellow American players are gearing up for the new National Women’s Soccer League, which opens this weekend, Megan Rapinoe is enjoying playing and living in France.

Chris Kluwe Opens Up About Video Games, Gay Marriage And His Favorite Writers | SI.com
Chris Kluwe is a man of many interests. The 31-year-old punter of the Minnesota Vikings is a video game enthusiast, a voracious reader and -- as an exponent of the National Football League's hypermasculine culture -- an unlikely champion for marriage equality.

Is America Ready for a Gay Athlete? | UWIRE
In the United States today we are currently witnessing a new civil rights movement. Although it is not as well publicized as the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s, the LGBT community is going through the process of dealing with what many feel are injustices presented toward them in modern society.

NBC's Lauer Impatiently Wonders: 'What Is It Going to Take' for Gay Athletes to Come Out? | NewsBustersLeading a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the possibility of a professional athlete coming out as gay, frustrated co-host Matt Lauer implored: "It's interesting that in 2013, with attitudes towards homosexuality changing so dramatically in this country, there isn't a single major athlete in a major professional sport playing right now who has come out and said, 'I'm gay.'