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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

Retired NFL Player Wade Davis Comes Out to the Public

Former pro football player Wade Davis publicly announced yesterday that he is gay. The 34-year-old cornerback who played with Tennessee Titans, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Washington Redskins spoke with Outsports and SB Nation about being a gay athlete and his current work with disenfranchised lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, and non-conforming youth.

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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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MLS Suspends Player for Anti-Gay Slur

Today Major League Soccer suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for shouting an anti-gay slur at a ball boy during Friday night's game against the Seattle Sounders.

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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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