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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
March 29, 2012

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.

March 26, 2012

NHL Stars Use PSA to Combat Homophobia

Philadelphia Flyers scout Patrick Burke recently created the "You Can Play" project, which aims to combat homophobia in sports. Several NHL players participated in a public service announcement that aired during Sunday's broadcast of a match between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.

Associated Press
March 5, 2012

Martina Navratilova Joins Cast of "Dancing With the Stars"

The new cast includes out tennis player Martina Navratilova, “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner, telenovela star William Levy, operatic singer Katherine Jenkins and “Extra” co-host Maria Menounos. The cast was announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” The contestants will dance their first routines with their professional partners March 19 and March 26, and the first couple will be eliminated March 27.

Washington Post
February 28, 2012

CNN's Roland Martin Urges Violence Against Men Who Liked David Beckham's H&M Ad

Roland Martin, a commentator for CNN, sent out a controversial tweet during the Super Bowl that resulted in GLAAD demanding his removal from the news network. After an H&M commercial featuring a scantily clad David Beckham aired, Martin wrote on Twitter,"If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!"

The Hollywood Reporter
February 6, 2012


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