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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

NFL Players Speak Up As Allies For Gay Athletes

A dozen professional football players were asked this week about their thoughts on gay athletes and expressed unanimous support to Outsports.com--a story that has been picked up by mainstream media outlets. The reports show that the NFL is not only tolerant of gay athletes, but in fact could be an environment that fosters understanding and acceptance.

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LGBT en Español: Capta la Atención Cambio de Norma en Miss Universo, Gana Pocos Puntos Un Beso Gay Entre Jugadores de Fútbol, y ¡mas!

En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos la cobertura de medios de habla español sobre el cambio de norma en Miss Universo que permite a las mujeres transgénero competir, cómo reaccionaron los medios mexicanos ante un beso entre dos jugadores de futbol, ¡y mas!

LGBT en Español: Miss Universe Rule Change Garners Attention, Soccer Same-Sex Kiss Scores Few Points, and More

In this edition of LGBT en Español, see how Spanish-language media outlets covered the rule change in Miss Universe that allows transgender women to compete, and how Mexican media reacted to a kiss between two soccer players, and more!

Falcons' Roddy White Apologizes For Anti-Gay Tweets

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White apologized Thursday night for making anti-gay comments on Twitter earlier in the day.

@roddywhiteTV said: “OK people I apologize for saying the word gay I know it’s a sensitive subject and a athlete of my stature should not use it.”

So, how did it all begin?

A fan asked White if he would rather lead the league in statistics than win a Super Bowl, and White tweeted: “Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer?”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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April 13, 2012
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Dynamo's Clark Gets 3-Game Suspension, Fine For Anti-Gay Slur

Major League Soccer suspended Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark for three games with pay and fined him an undisclosed amount Wednesday for uttering an anti-gay slur at a ball boy during the Dynamo’s loss Friday at Seattle.

Five days after Clark screamed at a ball boy who refused to toss him a ball at CenturyLink Field, he became the latest professional athlete - and the first in MLS - to be fined for using a homophobic slur.

Houston Chronicle
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March 29, 2012
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Houston Soccer Player Apologizes For Gay Slur

Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark has apologized in a three-post Twitter statement for using a gay slur toward a ball boy during a 2-0 loss at Seattle on Friday night.

Clark, in his third season for the Dynamo and playing his eighth in the MLS, can be seen in a video replay jogging toward the sideline for a throw-in, appearing to signal to the attendant for a ball as the game ball skips out of bounds.

ESPN
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March 26, 2012
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