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Major League Baseball appoints Billy Bean ‘ambassador’ for inclusion

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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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 Tuesday before the All-Star game. Joining Bean and Selig at a news conference was ...

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Major League Baseball criticizes Arizona anti-gay religious freedom bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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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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College baseball player, boyfriend of Conner Mertens, comes out as gay

Monday, February 3, 2014
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It was just last week when Willamette University kicker Conner Mertens announced he is bisexual, becoming the first college football player to publicly identify as a member of the LGBT community while still active in his sport.

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Los Angeles Dodgers to host first annual ‘LGBT Night Out’

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Mark J. Terrill, APLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their first annual LGBT Night Out on Sept. 27.

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MLB to strengthen policy against discrimination based on sexual orientation

Monday, July 15, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

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Former MLB pitcher: Staying in the closet is the ‘best option’ for gay athletes

Friday, March 1, 2013
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DENVER -- Former Major League pitcher Mark Knudson says that gay professional athletes would serve their teams best by staying in the closet.

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NY Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s apology: Gay slur a Twitter ‘mishap’

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Newly acquired New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard issued an apology Tuesday after becoming the latest professional athlete caught for tweeting an anti-gay slur.

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