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Michael Sam Finds a Spot With Dallas Cowboys


Schuyler Dixon | Associated Press | EDGE Boston | September 3, 2014 Michael Sam’s second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league’s first openly gay player will be added to the practice … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys Add Michael Sam To Practice Squad


Michael Klopman | Huffington Post | September 3, 2014 Michael Sam has found a new NFL home. The Dallas Cowboys announced on Wednesday that they have signed Sam, the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL, … Continue reading

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Michael Sam: Out of the Closet, Out of the NFL?


Dave Zirin | The Nation | September 2, 2014 St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam during an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins. August 28, 2014. Miami Gardens, Florida (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) The tweet sent by one of … Continue reading

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NFL Is Living in Stone Age When it Comes to Domestic Violence, Marijuana and Gay Rights


April M. Short | AlterNet | August 29, 2014 A series of conspicuous incidents have made it clear that domestic violence is an all-too-common issue among NFL players. Last year Daryl Washington of the Arizona Cardinals broke his ex-girlfriend’s collarbone, and … Continue reading

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Life as a transsexual rugby-playing carpenter


Eryk Bagshaw | WA Today | August 29, 2014 Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby-playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky halfback. On the pitch he goose-steps, tackles and passes like any other player. But Mr Duivenvoorden … Continue reading

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ESPN Apologizes For That Unnecessary, Awkward Report On Michael Sam’s Showering Routine


Chris Greenberg | Huffington Post | August 27, 2014 ESPN proudly bills itself as “The Worldwide Leader In Sports.” But it regrets briefly becoming the worldwide leader in unnecessary, awkward reports on the showering habits of Michael Sam, the first … Continue reading

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Catholic high school chooses to keep openly gay coach Nate Alfson


Outsports | August 12, 2014 St. Mary High School, a Catholic school in Dell Rapids, S.D., has decided to keep openly gay volleyball coach Nate Alfson. Alfson came out publicly on Outsports last week. Alfson also coaches a club baseball team … Continue reading

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Posthumous Recognition


JOHN BRANCH | New York Times | July 14, 2014 EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Glenn Burke was 27 when he walked out on Major League Baseball, his promising career as an outfielder undone mostly by the burden of being a semicloseted gay … Continue reading

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Brave Australian Olympic Games champion Ian Thorpe tells: I’m gay


Amy Harris and Phil Rothfield | The Sunday Telegraph | July 13, 2014 Ian Thorpe: The Parkinson Interview – First Look 0:26 Play video With no question off limits, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE explores the private and sometimes troubled world of … Continue reading

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Meet the world’s first trans footballer to play in the World Cup


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | June 12, 2014 Back in 2003, an up-and-coming soccer-obsessed teen was chosen to represent her country. She went on to become the world’s first ever openly trans woman to play professionally in a … Continue reading

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