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WATCH: Kluwe Says NFL Has a Double Standard

WATCH: Kluwe Says NFL Has a Double Standard

Punter Chris Kluwe asks why team owners allow athletes charged with crimes to play while blacklisting those, like him, who speak out in support of marriage equality.

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe says there are witnesses who will back up his claims that special teams coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language among players.

Vikings Coach Denies Chris Kluwe's Accusations of Antigay Bigotry
January 03 2014 7:50 PM ET

Vikings Coach Denies Accusations of Antigay Bigotry

Mike Priefer and Minnesota Vikings execs both claim the special teams coach is not an antigay bigot and that Chris Kluwe was fired because of lackluster performance.

Chris Kluwe Says 'Cowards, Bigot' Fired Him for Supporting Marriage Equality

Chris Kluwe: 'Cowards and a Bigot' Fired Me for LGBT Support

The former Minnesota Vikings punter says he can't be certain, but he's pretty sure he was fired for taking a stand for LGBT equality.

Former NFL Player Chris Kluwe On Why He Was Fired

The Vikings punter, who was an outspoken advocate for marriage equality, says he was fired by 'two cowards and a bigot'

Rose Parade's Gay Wedding Has Some Calling for Boycott

Rose Parade's Gay Wedding Has Some Calling for Boycott

The annual New Year's Day event will include a gay wedding, which has triggered the usual complaints.

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Canada wants a reliable point of contact should one of its citizens be detained during the Olympics.

'93 Houston Oilers Had Two Gay Players, Teammates Say

'93 Houston Oilers Had Two Gay Players, Teammates Say

'The most dysfunctional pro football team ever to take the field' was also 'an inclusive family,' the Houston Chronicle reports.

CSU Coach Suspended For Slinging Slur At Player

CSU Coach Suspended For Slinging Slur At Player

CSU coach Greg Lupfer will be suspended for two weeks for using an antigay slur against a player.

Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out

Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out

Fifty days before heading to Russia as a delegate for the United States during the Sochi Olympic Games, Boitano announced in a statement Thursday that he is gay.

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