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Princeton offensive lineman tells website he is gay

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Mason Darrow
"I think in this day and age people really just don't care about it. It's really not a big deal anymore." ...

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Rugby star Sam Stanley comes out

Monday, August 31, 2015
Sam Stanley
"“I was standing on a bridge about four or five years ago... However, looking back, the idea that I would jump was ridiculous." ...

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Rugby League player Keegan Hirst comes out

Monday, August 17, 2015
Keegan HIrst
"If I can help in any way towards it not becoming as much of a taboo... that can only be a good thing." ...

Brewers minor leaguer David Denson: I’m gay

Sunday, August 16, 2015
David Denson
The Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer is the first openly gay active player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball. ...

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Michael Sam returns to Canada to restart football career with Montreal Alouettes

Monday, June 29, 2015
Montreal Alouettes defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to reporters after returning to practice with the Canadian Football League team Monday, June 29, 2015, in Montreal. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, could not make the roster of the St. Louis Rams and signed with Montreal. He left the Alouettes for what he said were personal reasons, but returned to the team this week.
In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gaysame-sexmarriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. ...

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Tiny league makes history with first openly gay player to enter pro baseball ranks

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Sonoma Stompers pitcher Sean Conroy, left, warms up during practice at Arnold Field, in Sonoma, Calif. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Conroy, 23, of Clifton Park, N.Y., is the first openly gay player to enter the professional baseball ranks, according to the Stompers.
Baseball history was made in Northern California when the sport's first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer. ...

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Former Major League Soccer player Matt Hatzke comes out as gay

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Matt Hatzke
"I truly believed that I could never come out as gay while playing professional soccer. It was that year in MLS that I had reached my breaking point. My release from soccer put me on the path to coming out ...

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At Harvard, Schuyler Bailar will be first openly trans collegiate swimmer in U.S. history

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Harvard freshman was recruited to swim on the school's women's team. But next season, he'll swim for the men's team after his transition, becoming the first openly transgender collegiate swimmer in U.S. history. ...

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Glenn Burke’s family at game as Oakland A’s honor him on LGBT Pride Night

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Glenn Burke was the first Major League Baseball player to come out to his teammates and managers during his career.
Glenn Burke's sister had a tough time even coming to the Oakland Coliseum for Athletics Pride Night. Her brother's death remains painful 20 years later, but she knows how much it would have meant to Burke to be honored in ...

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Michael Sam leaves CFL camp for personal reasons

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Michael Sam
The CFL team said the rookie defensive end has been given special permission to return home to Texas. The Alouettes are keeping the "nature of his decision" confidential. ...

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