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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

February 27, 2013

Religion News Summary: Even more news on the Pope's Resignation

The Vatican has denied rumors that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was influenced by a "Gay Lobby" or network of gay bishops. Tim Tebow opted not to visit an anti-LGBT church in Dallas, Texas. A Southern Baptist Church wants to uphold the ban on gay Boy Scouts, but many Jews feel differently.

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February 27, 2013

Manti Te'o story leads to big question: Ex-Bears QB says gay NFL player would not be accepted.

In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.

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February 27, 2013

Rapper Macklemore first non-athlete to make You Can Play video

Rapper Macklemore has become the first non-athlete to participate in the You Can Play project to promote LGBT inclusion in sports, releasing a video today.
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COLUMN: Goodell can bring gay tolerance to NFL

The elephant in Manti Te’o’s room isn’t all that difficult to address. Proper leadership from Roger Goodell’s office could fix the Te’o “problem” and move the Neanderthal sports world into the 21st century.

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February 27, 2013
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Nevin Caple's Mission to Change Intercollegiate and Professional Sports

GLAAD sits down with Freedom Sounds founder Nevin Caple to discuss her personal history as an LGBT athlete and how the Br{ache the Silence Campaign is advancing acceptance within women's collegiate athletics.
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Kenneth Faried highlights roadblock to LGBT inclusion in sports

Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried discusses the implications of an NBA player coming out as gay while simultaneously exposing the culture of locker room homophobia that still permeates most locker rooms
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UFC's Liz Carmouche defeated, but makes history

On Saturday, out lesbian mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche competed for the UFC bantamweight title in a historic, first-ever women's fight against Ronda Rousey.

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February 22, 2013

Guest Post and Video: UFC's Liz Carmouche on media and making history

This is our second guest blog from mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche, who on Saturday will become the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of UFC. You can read the first one here, and our interview with Liz here.

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