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Gay sports news: Alan Gendreau story gets heavy media attention

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Alan Gendreau, former Middle Tennessee State kicker
Alan Gendreau, former Middle Tennessee State kicker
Brian Spurlock - USA Today

There's been lots of attention paid to our story on former Middle Tennessee State kicker Alan Gendreau. Here are some of the media pieces, including a great piece from our friend John Branch at the New York Times, and a video report on the openly gay kicker.

Gay N.F.L. Prospect Could Be a Pioneer - NYTimes.com
Alan Gendreau, Middle Tennessee State’s former kicker, hopes coming out inspires others and does not derail his chance at the N.F.L.

Openly Gay Kicker Wants to Make NFL History - VIDEO
Alan Gendreau graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 2012. He's been openly gay since age 15.

Alan Gendreau, Gay Middle Tennessee State Kicker, Wants A Shot At The NFL
Alan Gendreau is nothing if not unique. The devout Christian, Florida native was a superstar kicker for the Middle Tennessee State's Blue Raiders; he is also openly gay.

Alan Gendreau trying to make NFL as openly gay kicker | Audibles - SI.com
It seems only a matter of time until the NFL has its first openly gay player -- ex-Ravens linebacker Brandon Ayanbadejo, an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage equality, hinted earlier this offseason that a group of four current NFL players may come out as a group in the near future.

Gay kicker Alan Gendreau hoping for NFL tryout | Larry Brown Sports
Alan Gendreau is an openly gay kicker, formerly of Middle Tennessee State, who is attempting to make it in the NFL.

Openly Gay Kicker Alan Gendreau Working Toward Cracking An NFL Roster " CBS New York
"My whole thing in this is just to help anybody who is struggling with coming out," Gendreau told the New York Times. "I want people to know that I didn’t have a problem with it, and they shouldn’t either."

Alan Gendreau Gay: NFL Doesn't Care About Kicker's Sexuality, We Shouldn't Either
Major news outlets have been focusing on Alan Gendreau's journey to the NFL as a gay man, but the NFL has a less dramatic narrative — they simply don't care that he is gay.