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Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Extends His Gay Activism
December 17 2012 2:14 PM ET

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Extends His Gay Activism

Neal Broverman

The punter for the Minnesota Vikings upped his activism ante this week by becoming the first pro athlete "Ally Ambassador."

ESPN Radio Hosts Mock Transgender Basketball Player
December 11 2012 2:46 PM ET December 11 2012 5:11 PM ET

ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended for Mocking Transgender Basketball Player

Michelle Garcia

Transgender woman Gabrielle Ludwig, a Desert Storm veteran, got to fulfill her life-long wishes by going back to college and playing for Contra Costa Community College's basketball team at age 50.<

December 07 2012 5:03 PM ET

Entire Soccer Team Suspended for Antigay Slurs

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NFL Will Not Punish Linebacker Tank Carder for Antigay Tweet
November 30 2012 2:03 PM ET

NFL Won't Punish Player for Antigay Tweet

Michelle Garcia

It appears that the NFL will take no action against a rookie linebacker on the Cleveland Browns who tweeted an antigay slur and added, "I don't agree with being gay."

November 26 2012 8:49 AM ET

Hope for Closeted Athletes

Soccer Player Suspended and Fined for Slur
November 13 2012 7:02 PM ET

Soccer Player Suspended and Fined for Slur

Michelle Garcia

A professional soccer player has been suspended for three games, essentially pushing him out of play for the rest of the season, for using an antigay slur toward another player last week.

Former Brit Footballer Says Gay Rumors Sidelined Career
November 12 2012 8:53 PM ET

Former Brit Footballer Says Gay Rumors Sidelined Career

Neal Broverman

Ian Bishop, a former footballer who never made it to Britain's major leagues, blames untrue gay rumors for stunting his career.

November 01 2012 2:31 PM ET

For The Last Time, Swimmer Ian Thorpe Is Not Gay

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Retired Football Player Kris Jenkins Frustrated by Antigay Team Owners
October 23 2012 11:13 AM ET

Retired NFL Player Frustrated by Antigay Team Owners

Michelle Garcia

Former New York Jet and Carolina Panther Kris Jenkins says that now that he's retired, he's tired of forces within the NFL keeping LGBT players closeted and their keeping  allies from speaking

Out WNBA Star Wants Minnesotans to Defeat Antigay Amendment
October 16 2012 7:28 PM ET

Out WNBA Star Wants Minnesotans to Defeat Antigay Amendment

Sunnivie Brydum

The Olympic gold medalist, Minnesota Lynx shooting guard, and out lesbian is asking Minnesotans to vote against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in November.

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