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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

NBA's Jason Collins first-ever active American male pro athlete to come out

I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.

Sports Illustrated
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April 29, 2013
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A Potential Pioneer, Just Looking for a Job

Alan Gendreau would seem an unlikely pioneer. He is a former kicker for Middle Tennessee State, the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, a little-known 23-year-old who wants a shot at the N.F.L. And he is gay.

The New York Times
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April 24, 2013
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NFL hopeful comes out

It had been months since Alan Gendreau put on a pair of cleats and stood three yards behind a football. The former Middle Tennessee State placekicker had all but left the game behind when he graduated a year ago.

Outsports
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April 23, 2013
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