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Jason Collins proud of NCAA for speaking out against Indiana law

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Derrick Gordon, left, the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player, and Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player pose for a photo, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis, the site for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament.
Jason Collins says he is proud of the NCAA's "bold" leadership against Indiana's religious objections law, and the association should avoid putting future Final Fours in states that do not protect the rights of LGBT individuals. [...]

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NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious freedom bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. [...]

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Derrick Gordon: First openly gay D-I men’s basketball player to compete in college game

Sunday, November 16, 2014
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AMHERST, Mass. -- Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping Massachusetts defeat Siena 95-87. [...]

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UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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AMHERST, Mass. -- UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. [...]

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NCAA college football defensive end Mitch Eby comes out as gay

Monday, March 31, 2014
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ORANGE, Calif. -- Mitch Eby, a junior defensive end at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., has come out as gay, delivering a moving coming-out speech to his teammates on March 18 that sent them into applause. [...]

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NCAA guide advises on developing LGBT-inclusive college athletics

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has released a guide to assist administrators, coaches and students develop a more inclusive environment for LGBT college athletes. [...]

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