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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

COMMENTARY: The Gay Super Bowl

Eight days before the gayest Super Bowl week on record, I walked toward the Baltimore Ravens' locker room in New England consumed entirely with thoughts of football, pure football, undiluted football.

Sports on Earth
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February 8, 2013
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You Can Play Project Announces New Advisory Board Members

The You Can Play Project announces the addition of former NFL players Wade Davis, Esera Tuaolo, and ESPN.com writer and Baseball Prospectus Co-founder Christina Kahrl. The additions hope to serve the organizations goal of ending homophobia in sports by challenging the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing on an athlete's skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit.

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GLAAD Q&A: Wade Davis Discusses Being Black and Gay In Professional Sports

As part of our ongoing effort to honor LGBT African-Americans making history, GLAAD sat down with Wade Davis, the former professional football player, to discusses what it was like to play professional football still in the closet. He also discusses what he is doing currently to help combat homophobia in sports and what he wishes his legacy will be as one of the first professional football players to have come out.

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COLUMN: End homophobia in professional sports

The trailer for the upcoming film "42" begins with a silhouetted baseball player walking down the tunnel toward the dugout. A voice says: "I don't know who he is, or where he is, but he's coming."

USA TODAY
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February 6, 2013
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49ers' Culliver to work with gay group

In the wake of antigay remarks he made Tuesday, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will work with the Trevor Project to learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, according to his publicist.

The San Francisco Chronicle
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February 4, 2013
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