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Hoax: Was Heisman Runner-up's Girlfriend Actually a Man?
January 17 2013 4:14 PM ET

Hoax: Was Heisman Runner-up's Girlfriend Actually a Man?

Trudy Ring

The revelations about college football star Manti Te'o's fabricated girlfriend indicate a male friend was behind the hoax, and some observers wonder if the girlfriend was a cover story for Te'o being gay.

Roller Derby Rocks Advocates Gayest Cities
January 11 2013 4:00 AM ET

Roller Derby Rocks Advocate's Gayest Cities

Michelle Garcia

The tough women of America's roller derby leagues hip-checked their way to the top,  whipping their cities ahead of the pack to make our list of the Gayest Cities of 2013.

Rugby Represents in The Advocate's 2013 Gayest Cities
January 10 2013 4:35 AM ET

2013 Gayest Cities: Rugby Represents

Michelle Garcia

When it comes to determining the nation's gayest city, these International Gay Rugby Association & Board teams helped put their cities in the scrum.

Shirtless UK Footballer Says Sport Would Welcome Out Player
January 04 2013 6:01 PM ET

Shirtless UK Footballer Says Sport Would Welcome Out Player

Sunnivie Brydum

Soccer player Matt Jarvis appears shirtless on the February cover of the UK's popular gay magazine, Attitude.

Pee Cartoon from Shaquille ONeal Incites Antigay Response
January 03 2013 2:31 PM ET

Shaq's Pee Cartoon Incites Antigay Response

Neal Broverman

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal got himself involved in a minor controversy after he posted an image of urinal etiquette that sparked an antigay response.

ESPN Shows Gay Champion Bowler Kiss Husband
January 02 2013 11:50 AM ET

ESPN Shows Champion Bowler Kiss Husband

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The network might just have made history in doing so.

MLB Outfielder Says Gay Player Would Make Him 'Uncomfortable'
December 31 2012 11:05 AM ET

MLB Outfielder Says Gay Player Would Make Him 'Uncomfortable'

Lucas Grindley

In a lengthy story about how unwelcome gay athletes still feel in pro sports, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter says a player coming out would make him "uncomfortable."

Newly Acquired Mets Pitcher Apologizes for Gay Slur in Tweet
December 20 2012 10:28 PM ET

Newly Acquired Mets Pitcher Apologizes for Gay Slur in Tweet

Trudy Ring

Noah Syndergaard, just acquired by the Mets from the Toronto Blue Jays, apologized for using the f word on Twitter earlier this month.

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