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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

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
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March 5, 2012
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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
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February 28, 2012
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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
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February 6, 2012
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