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Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen says "it's time to celebrate Michael Sam now"

On Monday, Dale Hansen, sportscaster for the Dallas news station WFAA TV Channel 8, announced his support of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam's coming out and criticized those who spoke out against having a gay teammate on his show Hansen Unplugged.
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Wade Davis: Jason Collins and Michael Sam are "mythbusters"

After speaking to the media about Michael Sam's coming out, Wade Davis has penned an op-ed for Ebony.com, in which he talks about how both Sam and NBA player Jason Collins have broken the stereotypes that we have about the African-American community, as well as the LGBT community.

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Salon challenges the men of the NFL to follow where the boys of Missouri have already led

Edward Wyckoff Williams wrote an essay for Salon.com that asks the question how Michael Sam was so successful in college, but faces claims of challenges in the professional leagues.

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Wade Davis and Sarah Kate Ellis on Michael Sam and LGBT athletes

After Michael Sam became one of the first NFL prospects who is openly LGBT, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate joined former professional football player and You Can Play Executive Director Wade Davis in discussing the news with mainstream media outlets.

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Trans* H4CK and the Trans 100 to partner for a weekend-long event, featuring Laverne Cox, Kye Allums, Mattie Brice, and more

"Trans* H4CK radically shifts the ways trans people live by creating technology that economically empowers, improves access to social services, promotes gender safety and community sustainability, while bringing visibility to trans* led startups," according to a statement released by Trans 100 and Trans* H4CK.

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Anastasia Smirnova is a Russian LGBT voice that needs to be heard

Anastasia Smirnova, the coordinator for a host of LGBT advocacy organizations in Russia, and one of the four activists arrested in Russia, has posted a statement on her Facebook page.

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February 11, 2014

Sochi gay bar uneasy over Olympic spotlight

The patrons of the Mayak Bar are concerned about the attention the LGBT community in Russia is getting over Putin’s anti-LGBT laws combined with the international attention from the Olympics.

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