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'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

By John Carucci | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens to Sue Vikings

Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Rams’ Michael Sam Feels Welcome in NFL

Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Though he’s no ordinary rookie, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam says he’s treated as such so far in the NFL.

WNBA to Market to LGBT Community

By Doug Feinberg | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

Ex-Football Player Takes Issue With Sam’s Kiss

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 12, 2014
Former New York Giants player Derrick Ward is outraged over ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after Sam learned he is the first openly gay athlete to be drafted into the National Football League.

Former Ole Miss Guard Critical of Michael Sam TV Coverage

Monday May 12, 2014
Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter.

Picking Sam, Rams Welcome 1st Openly Gay Player

By Ralph D. Russo | Sunday May 11, 2014
Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.

Nate Silver: Michael Sam Has 50-50 Chance in NFL Draft

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Though some predict openly gay football player Michael Sam will most likely not be drafted into the National Football League, out statistician Nate Silver says the athlete has a 50-50 chance.

New Sports Playbook: How to Come Out as Gay

By David Crary | Monday May 5, 2014
A new type of playbook is fast evolving in the world of sports: An informal, commonsense protocol for how prominent gay and lesbian athletes can come out with maximum acclaim and minimum turmoil.

Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested for Assaulting Man Who Allegedly Hit on Him

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Former boxing champion Kassim Ouma was arrested in Los Angeles Friday after knocking out a man who allegedly made advances towards him.