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Michael Sam: The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL has no regrets

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2014. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do, although he'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him.
Michael Sam says the the reassuring hand of his partner Vito on his shoulder during the wait to get picked in the NFL draft affirmed his decision to reveal his sexual orientation to the nation. [...]

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Michael Sam says he heard from other gay NFL players after he was drafted

Friday, December 26, 2014
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After becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, Michael Sam says he has been contacted by other gay players in the NFL who aren't public. [...]

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Olympic Committee adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

Monday, December 8, 2014
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The International Olympic Committee has approved a wide-ranging reform package that includes rewording of its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. [...]

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Virginia school sports league eases requirements for transgender students

Saturday, December 6, 2014
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The Virginia organization than governs public high school athletics has softened its regulations on transgender students, guidelines which were previously called the most restrictive in the nation. [...]

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Eric Radford: Olympic figure skater, medal-winning family man – and gay

Friday, December 5, 2014
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Figure skater Eric Radford, a member of the Canadian team that won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi this year, has come out as gay. [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league approves transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Minnesota State High School League legal counsel, Kevin Beck, second from left, and Patrick Kelly, left, confer during a meeting at the headquarters of the Minnesota State High School League in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- Minnesota's high school sports league passed a set of guidelines for transgender student-athletes on Thursday, bringing months of fevered debate to a close. Dozens of supporters and proponents packed the Minnesota Sports High School League's boardroom, hoping for one last chance to sway members ... [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league to vote on transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota’s high school sports league will soon vote on new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports. The Minnesota State High School League is expected to vote Thursday morning on the controversial policy. An avalanche of strong reaction from both sides delayed a vote on [...]

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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay, the latest such disclosure in sports. [...]

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In new memoir, Robbie Rogers rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on May 26, 2013, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first [...]

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Jason Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, announces he’s retiring

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Jason Collins, a 13-year veteran of the National Basketball Association who last year became the league's first openly gay player, is retiring. [...]

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