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Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Friday, May 22, 2015
Michael Sam
The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. [...]

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Griner, Johnson suspended 7 games each by WNBA for domestic violence arrest

Saturday, May 16, 2015
WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and Glory Johnson following their arrest on April 22, 2015.
WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month — the league's longest ban in its 19-year history. [...]

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New Jersey high school wrestling state champ comes out on college recruiting trip

Monday, May 11, 2015
Alec Donovan
It was on a recruiting trip to Limestone College in South Carolina that Alec Donovan finally answered "the question." [...]

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One year after Michael Sam was drafted, has anything changed?

Monday, May 11, 2015
Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.
One year ago, Michael Sam was supposed to change the world. Actually, that's not a fair statement. Sam did, in fact, change the world. Or at least send notice that our world was changing. [...]

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International study reports widespread anti-gay discrimination in sports

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Former Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam (46) runs a drill during team practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Irving, Texas.
The findings were contained in "Out on the Fields," released Sunday, which officials said was the first international study and the largest conducted on discrimination against gay, lesbian and bisexual participants in sports. [...]

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Crowd cheers as two dudes smooch on Dodgers’ ‘kiss cam’

Monday, May 4, 2015
Back in 2000, two women were kicked out of Dodger Stadium for kissing. The team and the world have changed since then. [...]

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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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Connecticut governor: Move women’s 2016 Final Four out of Indiana unless law changes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. [...]

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NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious freedom bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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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Michael Sam among 105 ‘vets’ eyeing that elusive spot in the NFL

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.
The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others. [...]

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