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Hall Of Famer: Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

By Jim Vertuno | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says gay athletes’ fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of the struggles black players faced in the 1960s.

NFL Exec: I’ve Played With 6 Openly Gay Players

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Troy Vincent, a former National Football League defensive back who is now the organization’s executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Wednesday that he’s played with a handful of openly gay players during his career.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Jason Collins Signs for Rest of Season with Nets

Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets.

San Francisco 49ers’ Culliver Continues Outreach to LGBT Community

Friday Mar 7, 2014
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

Locker Room Culture in Spotlight as Combine Begins

By Dave Campbell | Friday Feb 21, 2014
This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

New Poll: 86% of NFL Players Back Out Teammate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
A new poll found that 86 percent of National Football League players would be ok with an openly gay man on their team

Yankee Manager: MLB Can Accept Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
The Yankee’s manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Major League Baseball would welcome an openly gay player, just days after National Football League prospect Michael Same came out.

US Delegation Member Calls Olympic Trip ’Humbling’

By Jimmy Golen | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
A member of the U.S. delegation sent to the Olympics by President Barack Obama says she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws.

Yankees Manager Says MLB Ready For Openly Gay Player

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player.