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UFC Fighter Sports Gay Proud Shorts at Weigh-In

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed off his pink "Legalize Gay" underwear just before announcing his retirement from the sport.

'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

CELEBRITIES | By John Carucci | Jul 24
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens to Sue Vikings

SPORTS | Jul 15
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Hall Of Famer: Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

NATIONAL | By Jim Vertuno | Apr 9
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says gay athletes’ fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of the struggles black players faced in the 1960s.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 25
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Locker Room Culture in Spotlight as Combine Begins

SPORTS | By Dave Campbell | Feb 21
This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

Pinkel, Mizzou Applaud Michael Sam’s Courage

SPORTS | By R.B. Fallstrom | Feb 11
Michael Sam was just another recruit when he left his small Texas hometown and arrived in Missouri. Playing for the Tigers, he turned into a private loquacious leader ready to make a trailblazing announcement.

NFL Stars Take Issue With Criticisms Over Sam’s Coming Out

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 11
NFL stars Donte’ Stallworth and Chris Kluwe take issue with NFL officials’ criticism that Michael Sam’s coming out will be a distracting to a football team.

Canadian Cities Show LGBT Support During Winter Olympics

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 7
Vancouver, Montreal and a number of other Canadian cities announced plans to fly the rainbow flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics in order to show support for Russia’s LGBT community.

US Figure Skater Wagner Likes Sochi’s Rainbow Hues

INTERNATIONAL | By Rachel Cohen | Feb 5
American figure skater Ashley Wagner loves the multihued designs all around the Sochi Olympics - they remind her of a rainbow gay pride flag.

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