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News roundup: Gay SEC fans; Washington Blade's sports issue; Glenn Burke remembered

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Former NFL player Brendan Ayanbadejo was guest editor of the Washington Blade's sports issue.
Former NFL player Brendan Ayanbadejo was guest editor of the Washington Blade's sports issue.
Adam Bouska

With college football kicking off this weekend, we'll lead our news roundup with Atlanta's gay flag football league's SEC-centric Margarita Bust.

Gay jocks margarita bust into SEC football — Project Q Atlanta
It may seem incongruous that the first heat of summer, rather than the first nip in the air, helped NFFLA kick off fall college gridiron action. But nothing hindered Saturday's SEC-centric Margarita Bust. Photo gallery

Sports Issue - Washington Blade
The paper devotes its current issue to sports, with numerous features, profiles and first-person accounts. Outsports is among those profiled. Former Baltimore Raven and longtime gay ally Brendan Ayanbadejo was the guest editor.

Former NFL player-turned model talks about learning to embrace gays - Washington Blade
"I became a Ford model, and let’s just say the locker room looked very different. I was the minority in almost every sense of the word. I was a minority as a black man, I was a minority as a muscular man with an 18-inch neck, and I was a minority as a straight man."

Glenn Burke was ideal Dodger teammate whose sexuality wasn't an issue - latimes.com
Glenn Burke, who played two seasons for the Dodgers in the late 1970s, didn't hide from teammates that he was gay. He was a popular figure in the clubhouse.

Australian Rugby Adopts Anti-Homophobia Policy - NYTimes.com
The new policy will cover all levels of the game in Australia, including professional leagues, and include public-awareness campaigns by some top players.