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NOM Caught Lying About Support From Chicago Bears
April 04 2013 12:26 PM ET

NOM Caught Lying About Support From Chicago Bears

Lucas Grindley

As many LGBT activists suspected, the Chicago Bears never donated anything to help the National Organization for Marriage raise money.

Does Phil Jackson Think Gay People Don't Exist in the NBA?
April 03 2013 2:25 PM ET

Does Phil Jackson Think Gay People Don't Exist in the NBA?

Neal Broverman

The legendary coach provides a very cryptic response when asked about gay acceptance in the NBA.

Abusive, Gay Epithet-Hurling Rutgers Coach Sent Packing
April 03 2013 9:48 AM ET

Abusive, Gay Epithet-Hurling Rutgers Coach Sent Packing

Neal Broverman

Basketball coach Mike Rice is fired after ESPN airs a video showing him shoving players and calling one an antigay slur.

NFL Players Say a Gay Teammate is 'Not a Distraction'
April 02 2013 3:38 PM ET

NFL Players Say a Gay Teammate Is 'Not a Distraction'

Jase Peeples

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Redskins defensive lineman Adam Carriker voice their support of LGBT inclusiveness in professional sports.

Former NFL Star Glad He Is Now Out
March 29 2013 2:19 PM ET

Former NFL Star Glad He Is Now Out

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris wants to inspire kids and other athletes.

March 29 2013 1:01 PM ET

Robbie Rogers: Why He Quit Soccer After Coming Out

The 25-year-old discusses his reasons and his future plans for a menswear line

March 27 2013 9:23 AM ET

Pro Athlete Safe to Come Out? Kevin McClatchy Thinks He Will Be Embraced

An NFL player is reportedly eyeing an opportunity to come out as gay while staying on his team

Report: Current NFL Player Considering Coming Out
March 26 2013 12:41 PM ET

Report: Current NFL Player Considering Coming Out

Michelle Garcia

One active NFL player is reportedly eyeing an opportunity to come out as gay, while actively playing.

March 22 2013 10:00 PM ET

Ryan Lochte in a Tight Wet T-Shirt. Any Questions?

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When your job requires you to wear nothing but a skimpy Speedo, sometimes you've got to shake it up to keep things sexy and interesting.

42 Athletes, Sport Figures Support Marriage Equality in Court Brief
March 21 2013 1:34 PM ET

42 Sports Figures Back Marriage Equality in Court Brief

Michelle Garcia

The sports figures argue that legalizing marriage equality will give a bigger opportunity for professional athletes to feel comfortable coming out.

Lesbian Track Coach Alleges Discrimination
March 20 2013 1:12 PM ET

Lesbian Track Coach Alleges Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

A track coach who was effectively pushed out of her position says there's a double standard.

Ayanbadejo and Kluwe Join Amway Boycott
March 20 2013 10:42 AM ET

Ayanbadejo and Kluwe Join Amway Boycott

Michelle Garcia

NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe sent postcards to Amway owner Doug DeVos after he and his family donated $500,000 to NOM.

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