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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

Video: Darren Young Is In Love, Wants To Be A Role Model For Gay Athletes

After coming out in the most nonchalant way possible to a TMZ photographer at LAX’s baggage claim, the pro athlete appeared on Today and revealed something more: He’s in love! That’s right, Darren Young is in love. And in case you haven’t heard, he’s “very happy.”

Queerty
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August 19, 2013
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Yelena Isinbayeva attempts to clarify comments on Russia's anti-gay law

Russian athlete blames poor English for controversy, pole vaulter insists she is opposed to sex discrimination. '"English is not my first language and I think I may have been misunderstood," says Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva after her controversial remarks at the world championships in Moscow.

The Guardian
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August 16, 2013
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Out NBA star Jason Collins reaches out to WWE Superstar Darren Young; other athletes tweet support

Darren Young, WWE Superstar, spoke out about being gay yesterday to TMZ while waiting for his luggage at LAX. This morning Young appeared on the Today show with Matt Lauer where we spoke about the positive reaction he has received, including advice from Jason Collins, who made history earlier this year as the first out gay active male pro athlete in one of America's major leagues.

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