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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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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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Breanna Sinclairé becomes first trans person to perform National Anthem at MLB Game

Friday, June 19, 2015
It was only the second game Sinclairé ever attended, but the classically trained soprano, who has a 4½-octave range, broke new ground before the Oakland A’s game with the San Diego Padres at the A’s LGBT Pride night. ...

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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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Crowd cheers as two dudes smooch on Dodgers’ ‘kiss cam’

Monday, May 4, 2015
Back in 2000, two women were kicked out of Dodger Stadium for kissing. The team and the world have changed since then. ...

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Mets’ infielder disagrees with MLB ambassador Billy Bean’s gay ‘lifestyle’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Daniel Murphy
Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of former major leaguer Billy Bean and other people who identify as gay. ...

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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Dale Scott
Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay, the latest such disclosure in sports. ...

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Major League Baseball appoints Billy Bean ‘ambassador’ for inclusion

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Billy Bean
MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball has appointed former outfielder Billy Bean, who came out as gay after his playing career, to serve as a consultant in guiding the sport toward greater inclusion and equality. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement ...

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Major League Baseball criticizes Arizona anti-gay religious freedom bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has issued a statement criticizing legislation in Arizona that if enacted would add protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. ...

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NY Yankees manager: MLB would accept an openly gay player

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Frank Franklin II, APNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference, at Yankee Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York.
NEW YORK — Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player. ...

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