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49ers' Culliver to work with gay group

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The San Francisco Chronicle
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February 4, 2013
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In the wake of antigay remarks he made Tuesday, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will work with the Trevor Project to learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, according to his publicist. On Thursday, Culliver publicly apologized for his comments and said he had spoken with members of the gay community, including a relative. His cousin, Andrew Brown, is one of the directors of "Word Is Out," a 1977 documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers. Lauren McGinnis, communications director for the Trevor Project, said in a statement: "We really feel that education about LGBT youth and the challenges they face is a great way to get (Chris) started on the right path, especially since he's a role model and there are kids all over the country with his poster on their wall, his jersey - his fans that take his words and actions to heart."