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Indiana Pacers Player Fined $75K for 'No Homo,' Profane Comments
June 03 2013 11:15 AM ET

Indiana Pacers Player Fined $75K for 'No Homo,' Profane Comments

Sunnivie Brydum

Roy Hibbert was fined $75,000 for using the phrase 'no homo' and referring to the media with an expletive.

June 02 2013 4:30 PM ET

Out Olympian Matthew Mitcham Is One Angry Bird

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Well, well, look who got an Angry Birds onesie, mates!

Indiana Pacers Player Apologizes After 'No Homo' Comment
June 02 2013 2:13 PM ET

Indiana Pacers Player Apologizes After 'No Homo' Comment

Neal Broverman

Center Roy Hibbert reaches out to Jason Collins after swearing and using the term "no homo" in a post-game press conference.

College Basketball's First Out Male Player Is An Ex-Mormon at a Catholic School
May 29 2013 2:49 PM ET

College Basketball's First Out Player Is An Ex-Mormon at a Catholic School

Sunnivie Brydum

Jallen Messersmith, a forward for Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., says in the eyes of his teammates, he's just 'one of the guys, who happens to like guys.'

Brittney Griner's First Pro Dunk -- Er, Dunks
May 29 2013 2:29 PM ET

Brittney Griner's First Pro Dunk -- Er, Dunks

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Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner pulled out all the stops in her first professional, regular season game against the Chicago Sky. 

May 28 2013 1:13 PM ET

Where To Be Trans And An Athlete

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WATCH: Robbie Rogers Takes Field, Gets Standing Ovation
May 27 2013 10:03 AM ET

WATCH: Robbie Rogers Takes Field, Gets Standing Ovation

Lucas Grindley

It was just another soccer game, says Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay man to play in a pro sports game in the United States.

Robbie Rogers to Become First Openly Gay Major League Soccer Player
May 25 2013 10:56 AM ET May 25 2013 5:16 PM ET

Robbie Rogers Returns: First Openly Gay Footballer

Sunnivie Brydum

The American-born soccer star signed a deal to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

MMA Fighter in First Fight Since Revealing Gender Transition
May 24 2013 6:00 PM ET

MMA Fighter in First Fight Since Revealing Gender Transition

Trudy Ring

Fallon Fox competes in Florida tonight, in the wake of transphobic comments and questions about whether it's appropriate for her to fight women.

May 23 2013 6:15 PM ET

Gay Athletes Hop Aboard the Condom Mobile

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  Gay basketball, football, and softball leagues are featured in new campaign to help distribute more than a million free condoms in L.A.

Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt Shares His Evolution on Homophobia
May 23 2013 3:35 PM ET

Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt Shares His Evolution on Homophobia

Jase Peeples

"I'm going to love on them just as God told me to love all human beings," says the MLB player of LGBT people.

May 22 2013 9:00 PM ET

Water Polo Player Addresses WeHo City Council in Speedo

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See local water polo player Michael Crosby take to the public comment podium at a West Hollywood City Council meeting to express his approval of the city’s plans to build a new recreation center.

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