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WNBA first pro league to launch marketing campaign to recruit LGBT fans

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NEW YORK -- Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league to specifically recruit LGBT fans to its games. [...]

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GLSEN to honor Chaz Bono, Reiners, Rick Welts in annual ‘Respect Awards’

Sunday, September 11, 2011
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, has announced it will honor Chaz Bono, Michele and Rob Reiner, Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts and the 2011 Student Advocate of the Year at its seventh annual Respect Awards. [...]

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Rick Welts, first openly gay professional sports team executive, resigns

Saturday, September 10, 2011
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Rick Welts, who just four months ago came out -- becoming the first openly gay senior executive of a professional sports team -- has announced he is resigning his position as Phoenix Sun President and Chief Executive Officer. [...]

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Steve Nash says the NBA is ready for an openly gay player

Monday, May 30, 2011
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Phoenix Suns' point guard Steve Nash -- who recently voiced his support for marriage equality -- said he thinks thinks the NBA is ready for an openly gay player. [...]

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Rick Welts, President and CEO of NBA’s Phoenix Suns: ‘I am gay’

Sunday, May 15, 2011
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In a groundbreaking announcement for men’s professional team sports, Phoenix Suns president and chief executive Rick Welts, has come out, reported The New York Times on Sunday. [...]

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