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Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay
May 29 2014 5:18 PM ET

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay

Annie Hollenbeck

A Canadian Olympian said it felt liberating to finally come out to friends, family, and the world.

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment
May 29 2014 1:58 PM ET

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment

Annie Hollenbeck

Another former player for Baylor's women's basketball team says she felt trapped in a homophobic environment during her time there.

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans
May 28 2014 1:40 PM ET

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans

Annie Hollenbeck

In tandem with pride season, the WNBA will officially embrace its LGBT fans.

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team
May 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team

Michelle Garcia

Openly gay rugby player Gareth Thomas gets rough with the Berlin Bruisers, Germany's first all-gay (and straight-friendly) rugby team.

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach
May 27 2014 3:12 AM ET

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach

Kate Fagan

When some Christian basketball players learn their coach is a lesbian, they turn to prayer.

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team
May 27 2014 3:11 AM ET

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team

Michelle Garcia

Journalist Kate Fagan gives a glimpse of the life of a closeted athlete, surrounded by devout Christian teammates.

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters
May 20 2014 5:30 AM ET

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

Advocate.com Editors

Some apparently can't stand seeing two people of the same sex kiss publicly. But one online protest suggests maybe what the squeamish really need are more chances to get used to it.

Gay Couple Has Horse in The Preakness
May 17 2014 2:51 PM ET May 18 2014 9:56 AM ET

Gay Couple Has Horse in The Preakness

Lucas Grindley

No one seemed sure whether a win at the Preakness would have been a first among owners.

May 17 2014 9:21 AM ET

Michael Sam Docu Series for Oprah Put on Hold

The OWN network postpones the reality series 'to allow Michael to have a total focus on football.'

Michael Sam Gets Documentary Series on OWN
May 15 2014 6:54 PM ET

Michael Sam Gets Documentary Series on OWN

Trudy Ring

The series will chronicle his experience as the first openly gay NFL player.

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam
May 15 2014 3:38 PM ET

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam

Trudy Ring

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is leading an effort to cut into the business of the team and the credit card issuer, all because they've had the temerity to employ a player who (like Burkman's brother) is openly gay.

Op-ed: Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia
May 15 2014 3:26 AM ET

Op-ed: Fox, Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Luke Brinker

Reaction to Michael Sam's celebratory kiss after being drafted Saturday is a clear display of the true meaning of homophobia — fear.

WATCH: Critique and Defense of Michael Sam on CNN, Plus a History Lesson
May 14 2014 2:41 PM ET

WATCH: CNN Critiques and Defends Michael Sam

Trudy Ring

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council called the new NFL player's celebratory kiss with his boyfriend 'inappropriate,' but Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen was there to counter Blackwell's homophobia.

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