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Radio host: ESPN issued guidance on gay terms following Collins’ coming out

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tony Kornheiser
ESPN Radio talk show host Tony Kornheiser on Tuesday said the sports network issued guidelines to its employees for discussing gay athletes following NBA player Jason Collins’ announcement Monday that he is gay.

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Openly gay soccer star Robbie Rogers may be planning a comeback

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Robbie Rogers
Robbie Rogers, the former Columbus Crew player who came out in February, may be planning a comeback.

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Victory and denial as ACLU fights Fla. schools over gay-straight alliances

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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OCALA, Fla. — The American Civil Liberties Union said it is suing one Florida school district for denying students to form a gay-straight alliance, while another district relents and now says it will allow a similar club at a nearby high school.

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R.I. House committee clears same-sex marriage bill for final approval

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Only a few legislative steps remain before Rhode Island becomes the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Former GOP lawmaker, Iraq war veteran featured in Minn. gay marriage ads

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
John Kriesel
Building off the growing momentum across Minnesota to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in 2013, Minnesotans United on Tuesday announced the release of a new broadcast television ad featuring former Minnesota State Representative, Republican, and Iraq War veteran John Kriesel.

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ESPN regrets ‘distraction’ caused by reporter’s anti-gay remarks

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Chris Broussard
NEW YORK -- ESPN says that it regrets the "distraction" caused by one of its reporters who described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed that he was gay.

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ACLU threatens legal action against Pa. school on behalf of transgender student

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Issak Wolfe
RED LION. Pa. -- A spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday that it will take legal action in the case of the transgender student who was barred from participating in a prom election based on his gender identity, if the school fails to meet its demands by the end of the week.

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Matthew Shepard’s mother touched by Jason Collins’ tribute

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Matthew Shepard
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The mother of a gay University of Wyoming student who was robbed and beaten to death in 1998 says she finds it touching that NBA veteran Jason Collins honored her son by wearing jersey No. 98.

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Black ministers robocall against same-sex marriage in Illinois

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
James Meeks
CHICAGO — A coalition of Chicago-area black clergy have started "robocalls" in opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois.

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Jason Collins: A ‘huge weight has been lifted’ by coming out (Video)

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Washington Wizards center Jason Collins said a "huge weight has been lifted" from his shoulders after becoming the first athlete in a major U.S. team sport to come out as gay, and that he hopes other gay athletes "raise their hand" and follow his lead.

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