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Sports Illustrated: ‘America is ready for Michael Sam… Is the NFL?’

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Michael Sam, the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year from Missouri, who came out as gay on Sunday and could become the first openly NFL player, graces the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, which asks, "Is the NFL ready" for an openly gay player?

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White House, Bill Clinton, pro athletes hail Jason Collins on coming out

| Monday, April 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday joined the chorus of praise by commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

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NBA’s Jason Collins: ‘I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.’

| Monday, April 29, 2013
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NEW YORK — NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

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Boston PD early responder, LGBT liaison featured on Sports Illustrated cover

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Soon-to-be iconic images -- taken moments after the second blast on Monday in the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon -- feature three Boston police officers coming to the aid of a fallen runner, one of whom is Boston PD's LGBT community liaison.

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Sports Illustrated captures cheers, kisses at San Francisco gay sports bar

| Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- In the pages of Sports Illustrated, many readers will get a glimpse into a Bay Area 49er fan celebration they may not be familiar with.

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