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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.

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

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.

Gay Ex-NFL Player Speaks at Meetings

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Former NFL player Wade Davis’ speech to the owners, coaches and general managers delivered a significant message about sexual orientation in sports, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

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.

Michael Sam in Spotlight at Missouri’s Pro Day

By Jake Kreinberg | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd.

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.

Notre Dame Tennis Player Dooley Revelas He’s Gay

By Tom Coyne | Friday Mar 7, 2014
Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley said the hardest person to tell he was gay was himself.

Nets Sign Jason Collins to Another 10-Day Contract

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Jason Collins’ second stint with the Brooklyn Nets will last at least 10 more days.

NFL Quarterback: ’Nobody’s Perfect’ But He’ll Welcome Gay Player

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A quarterback for the Washington Redskins said he will accept an out teammate, noting that "nobody’s perfect," and that he hopes to show him "what it means to follow Jesus."