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Canadian Football League players fined for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Arland Bruce (left) and Bryant Turner Jr.
MONTREAL -- The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

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Sports Illustrated: ‘America is ready for Michael Sam… Is the NFL?’

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Michael Sam, the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year from Missouri, who came out as gay on Sunday and could become the first openly NFL player, graces the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, which asks, "Is the NFL ready" for an openly gay player?

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Kent State wrestler suspended for ‘fag’ tweets aimed at Michael Sam

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sam Wheeler
KENT, Ohio -- A wrestler at Kent State University has been suspended indefinitely for a series of anti-gay tweets on Monday, including referring to Missouri football player Michael Sam as "that fag."

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Poll: Most Kentuckians still oppose same-sex marriage, yet gap narrows

| Monday, February 10, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Nearly a decade after 74 percent of Kentuckians voted for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriages and civil unions, a new poll finds than margin narrowing.

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Astros pitcher apologizes for tweet referring to Justin Bieber as ‘that fag’

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Jarred Cosart
HOUSTON — Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart has apologized after he using a gay slur to describe pop star Justin Bieber when he tweeted a message to a former teammate.

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Protesters block Utah governor’s office in call for statewide LGBT protections

| Monday, February 10, 2014
LGBT rights advocates  block the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's main office on Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY -- About 15 protesters are blocking the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's main office on Monday to call for a statewide anti-discrimination law that protect sexual or gender orientation.

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VIDEO: Russia declares discrimination newest Olympic sport

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Set to the music of King Arivel, the metaphor of a rugby team brutalizing a gay couple represents the horrendous climate for LGBT people not just in Russia, but in other parts of the world as well, including Uganda, Belize, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the other 76 nations around the world where being gay is still a crime.

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All-American defensive lineman, NFL prospect Michael Sam comes out as gay

| Sunday, February 9, 2014
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Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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9 reasons to love openly gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff

POLICY MIC | Sunday, February 9, 2014
FacebookBelle Brockhoff
Sometimes called "Australia's most vocal athlete about Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws in the lead up to the Winter Olympics," Belle Brockhoff is an Olympic snowboarder and a gay person.

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El Salvador parliament rejects constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

| Sunday, February 9, 2014
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The Salvadoran Parliament has again failed in its attempt to approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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