football

January 9, 2014

New York Giants player Victor Cruz gives assist to gay bullied teen

Since he came out in middle school, Joey experienced constant bullying from his peers. Recently, Victor Cruz, the New York Giants wide receiver, helped Joey overcome the painful past by giving him a tour of the Giants locker room.

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March 14, 2013

GLAAD, You Can Play, NY Atty Gen. Schneiderman calling on NFL to address LGBT issues immediately

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement demanding that the NFL investigate whether teams asked prospects about their sexual orientation during the league's pre-draft scouting combine.

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February 27, 2013

Manti Te'o story leads to big question: Ex-Bears QB says gay NFL player would not be accepted.

In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.

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NFL players express growing acceptance for openly gay teammates

While some of the pre-Super Bowl comments made by a handful of players didn't do much to portray the NFL as welcoming of gay athletes, recent testimonials by current and former professional football players have proven that many people within the NFL are beginning to embrace the idea of an openly gay teammate in their locker room.
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Sports Community Weighs in on Chris Culliver's Anti-Gay Comments

A day after 49ers Cornerback Chris Culver made some anti-gay comments, the sports community has begun to reflect on the significance of Culliver’s comments, and where they fit into the context of the modern sports world.

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What if Manti Te'o had said "Yes, I am gay?" Part II

Manti Te'o is a Hawaiian-born Mormon Eagle Scout who plays football for Notre Dame. Here's where someone who identifies with any of those communities can find support for LGBT inclusion and equality.

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NFL Players Speak Up As Allies For Gay Athletes

A dozen professional football players were asked this week about their thoughts on gay athletes and expressed unanimous support to Outsports.com--a story that has been picked up by mainstream media outlets. The reports show that the NFL is not only tolerant of gay athletes, but in fact could be an environment that fosters understanding and acceptance.

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High School Athlete Tells Coming Out Story

Earlier this week, OutSports.com shared the story of Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school student who is gay, an athlete, and living in a small rural town in the United States.

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February 3, 2012

Keeping My Fingers Crossed for the Super Bowl

2011 was an amazing year for LGBT inclusion and support in the world of sports, but will that carry over into Super Bowl ads?
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September 26, 2011

Could Trailblazing Gay Athlete Come from NFL?

The National Football League has added anti-discrimination language aimed at protecting employees based on sexual orientation to its player contracts.

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