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Petition calls for ACC baseball tournament to be moved from North Carolina

North Carolina's HB-2 has been actively opposed by businesses, performers, advocates, and organizations because of its discriminatory nature.

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VIDEO: Rural South Dakota high school supports gay coach

A high school coach publicly came out as gay Outsports knowing his conservative Catholic school administration might fire him for being open about who he is.

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July 15, 2014

MLB appoints Billy Bean as consultant for LGBT inclusion

Major League Baseball appointed Billy Bean, an openly gay former player, as a consultant in guiding the sport toward full LGBT inclusion.

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July 15, 2014

Major League Baseball to recognize Glenn Burke as baseball's gay pioneer

As more and more athletes open up about being gay, creating a strong impact on the LGBT movement in sports, it is important to remember and recognize those who have been out for many years

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San Francisco Giants to be honored at #glaadawards in San Francisco

Reigning World Series champion, the San Francisco Giants, will be honored with the Corporate Leader Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 11, GLAAD announced today. The Giants will become the first professional sports team to be honored by GLAAD.

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September 18, 2012

Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar to Work With GLAAD and You Can Play, following anti-gay slur

Today, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar will work with GLAAD and the You Can Play project, after he was seen with an anti-gay slur written in Spanish on his eye-black over the weekend.

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September 18, 2012

MLB, Toronto Blue Jays to Address "M*ricon" incident

GLAAD has spoken with both Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays organization this morning, regarding anti-gay language that was written on shortstop Yunel Escobar's eye-black this weekend.

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Fans Ask Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor First Gay Player

An online petition is asking the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to honor Glenn Burke, the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, despite a previous refusal to do so. Around 22,000 signatures on the petition, as well as the (at least) eleven teams that have made It Gets Better videos, and the three MLB players and their families who posed for the NOH8 campaign in the spring, indicate that baseball fans and players support LGBT inclusivity within the sport.

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