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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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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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Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar suspended for homophobic slur

| Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended from play in this week’s three-game series against the New York Yankees for displaying an anti-gay slur written on his eye black strips during last Saturday's home game against the Boston Red Sox.

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar: Anti-gay slur causes outrage

| Monday, September 17, 2012
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TORONTO, Ontario, Cananda -- Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar took to the diamond Saturday during a game with the Boston Red Sox with "You are a faggot" written in Spanish on his eye black strips.

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MLB adds ‘sexual orientation’ to non-discrimination policy

| Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced that its new Collective Bargaining Agreement includes “sexual orientation” to its non-discrimination policy.

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Los Angeles Dodgers: ‘It doesn’t matter which team you cheer for … It Gets Better’

| Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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The Los Angeles Dodgers is the latest Major League Baseball team to come out in support of LGBT youth by contributing their message of inspiration the the "It Gets Better" Project.

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Boston Red Sox: ‘It’s OK to be your own unique being’

| Sunday, July 3, 2011
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The Boston Red Sox on Friday joined the “It Gets Better Project” and “The Trevor Project” in producing a video to inspire hope for young people who may be struggling adversity and intolerance.

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Chicago Cubs ‘celebrates you for exactly who you are, gay or straight’

| Monday, June 20, 2011
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The Chicago Cubs on Monday released their "It Gets Better" video, becoming the second professional sports team to participate in the campaign aimed at providing encouragement for LGBT youth struggling with adversity and intolerance.

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