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Mike Piazza Discusses Gay Rumors in New Memoir

In his new book, former professional baseball player Mike Piazza discusses the allegations that he is gay - and the press conference he held to discuss these allegations over a decade ago.

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You Can Play Project Announces New Advisory Board Members

The You Can Play Project announces the addition of former NFL players Wade Davis, Esera Tuaolo, and ESPN.com writer and Baseball Prospectus Co-founder Christina Kahrl. The additions hope to serve the organizations goal of ending homophobia in sports by challenging the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing on an athlete's skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit.

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GLAAD Q&A: Wade Davis Discusses Being Black and Gay In Professional Sports

As part of our ongoing effort to honor LGBT African-Americans making history, GLAAD sat down with Wade Davis, the former professional football player, to discusses what it was like to play professional football still in the closet. He also discusses what he is doing currently to help combat homophobia in sports and what he wishes his legacy will be as one of the first professional football players to have come out.

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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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January 28, 2013

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

This post is not about whether he should have said that, nor about whether that's even the actual truth. Rather, it's about reassuring his young fans that, if it was true, and if that had been his answer, he would have found love and support in each and every one of the communities with which he identifies.
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Olympic Soccer Star Joins GLSEN To Stand Against Anti-LGBT Language In Sports

Out lesbian and U.S. Olympic women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe has teamed up with GLSEN to speak out against anti-LGBT language in sports.
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January 15, 2013

Liz Carmouche Hopes Her "Lizbos" Will Soon Celebrate UFC Victory

Liz Carmouche is about to make sports history for two reasons. The mixed martial arts (MMA) star is about to become one of the first two women ever to participate in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight. She's also about to become one of the highest profile openly gay athletes in the world.
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