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Gov. Mark Dayton Says Vikings 'Ought to Be Honest' About Cutting Chris Kluwe
May 10 2013 1:19 PM ET

Governor: Vikings 'Ought to Be Honest' About Cutting Kluwe

Jase Peeples

The Minnesota governor believes the Vikings have been dishonest about their reasons for releasing the outspoken LGBT ally from the team, and he’s not happy about it.

NFL Commissioner: Openly Gay Players Would Be Accepted
May 10 2013 11:23 AM ET

NFL Commissioner: Openly Gay Players Would Be Accepted

Trudy Ring

Roger Goodell has encouraging words for any player who might come out. Also, Jets linebacker DeMario Davis says he'd accept a gay teammate, even though he thinks homosexuality is a sin.

Former College Football Star Kevin Grayson Comes Out as Gay
May 08 2013 5:13 PM ET May 09 2013 5:40 PM ET

Former College Football Star Kevin Grayson Comes Out

Jase Peeples

“Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can’t be the athlete you want to be,” says the award-winning athlete.

Charles Barkley: 'Everyone Has Had Gay Teammates' in NBA
May 08 2013 11:26 AM ET

Charles Barkley: "Everyone Has Had Gay Teammates"

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The b-baller turned TV analyst says he's had several gay teammates.

WATCH: Former NFL Star Tell Anderson Why He Defended Jason Collins
May 06 2013 6:02 PM ET

WATCH: NFL Star Tells Anderson Why He Defended Collins

Neal Broverman

LeRoy Butler was axed from a church speaking engagement because he supported Jason Collins's coming out.

WATCH: Jim DeMint is 'Grateful' to Live in A Country With Gay NBA Players
May 06 2013 6:00 PM ET

WATCH: Jim DeMint Is 'Grateful' to Live In a Country With Gay NBA Players

Sunnivie Brydum

The former South Carolina Senator told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he's glad NBA center Jason Collins came out as gay.

Straight Ally Chris Kluwe Cut from Vikings
May 06 2013 12:55 PM ET

Straight Ally Chris Kluwe Cut from Vikings

Neal Broverman

Punter Chris Kluwe, a passionate LGBT rights activist, will not be returning to the Minnesota Vikings.

Famed Football Coach Vince Lombardi: An Ally of Gay Players
May 04 2013 5:41 PM ET

Famed Football Coach Vince Lombardi: An Ally of Gay Players

Trudy Ring

Lombardi, who had a gay brother, was accepting of gay athletes and would have lauded Jason Collins for coming out, friends and relatives say.

WATCH Breitbart's Ben Shapiro Say Stupid Things About Jason Collins
May 03 2013 1:57 PM ET

WATCH: Breitbart's Ben Shapiro Says Stupid Things About Jason Collins

Neal Broverman

The conservative editor-at-large says there's nothing brave about Jason Collins coming out and that it's "un-American" to imply the United States is homophobic.

Gay Soccer Player Trains With L.A. Galaxy
May 02 2013 2:39 PM ET

Gay Soccer Player Trains With L.A. Galaxy

Michelle Garcia

Less than three months after coming out and hanging up his cleats, Robbie Rogers is back on the field with two-time MLS Cup champions, the L.A. Galaxy.

May 02 2013 2:30 PM ET

10 Reasons We're Thrilled Andy Roddick is Our Ally

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The hunky tennis pro has aligned with Athlete Ally to help end homophobia in sports. We're celebrating with a look back at some of his hottest shirtless moments.

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