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WE RUN: Non-Binary Inclusion In Sports | First Person #14 | PBS Digital Studios

An interview with Lauren Lubin about being an athlete and identifying as a person with a non-binary gender identity. Advertisements

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Using Social Media To Wipe Out Transphobia

Some of Wipe Out Transphobia’s Social Media campaign’s graphics/posters:

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End Homophobia In International Sport – #IDAHOT2015

Read the  complete study here: http://www.outonthefields.com Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Must Read: Gay Kentucky basketball player comes out at a game, gets chased by opposing team – Outsports

In this amazing story at OutSports we read about a brave high school basketball player who came out after being called a slur. This lead to a series of events straight out of a past era when homophobia was accepted.  … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading — Eric Radford: Olympic figure skater, medal-winning family man. And gay. – Outsports

It may be hard to believe, but, no male figure skater has come out at the height of his career; until now. Here’s the first few paragraphs of the story from Cyd Zeigler writing for Out Sports. Finish reading the … Continue reading

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Olympics: Any country with anti-gay laws could now be banned from hosting | Gay Star News

It seems that all of the activism to eliminate or at least reduce homophobia at the Olympic Games has paid of. Here’s the story from JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… New rules imply any host city will have … Continue reading

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Watch: Tom Daley trains as synchronised swimmer after sport opens to men · PinkNews.co.uk

In 2001 a Japanese movie was released about an all boys synchronized swimming team. The film was Called Waterboys and was followed up by a television series of the same name Well, now the film and series seem prophetic. The … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Robbie Rogers, Coming Out and Changing Soccer in That’s Gay curated by T.J. DeGroat

Slate has this interesting look at Robbie Rogers and his pioneering role as an openly gay professional sports star in America. Here’s how it begins… By February 2013, Robbie Rogers’ career as a professional soccer player had reached its low … Continue reading

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FA: Trans people can now play pro football (soccer) | Gay Star News

A major breakthrough has occurred in the UK were the Football Association, the governing body of football (aka soccer), has decided to admit transgender players. Here’s the story from TRIS REID-SMITH writing for Gay Star News… Football Association in UK … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The gay kicker and the homophobe: Eric Lueshen’s first-hand account of being an openly gay football player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers a decade ago – Outsports

This is  Eric Lueshen’s first hand account of being an openly gay football player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers a decade ago. Here are the first two paragraphs of this Out Sports’ hosted look inside the world of competitive sports and … Continue reading

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Cowboys plan to sign Michael Sam to practice squad – NFL.com

So, possible good news for Michael Sam. From NFL news… Michael Sam‘s NFL journey isn’t over yet. The Dallas Cowboys plan to bring the free-agent defensive end in for a physical on Wednesday, a team source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. … Continue reading

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One Direction singer Harry Styles shows support for gay NFL star · PinkNews.co.uk

Always good to see support for the family from guys like Harry! Here’s the story from Gaz Jeffries of Pink News UK… One Direction singer Harry Styles has shown his support for out NFL star Michael Sam. The band were performing in … Continue reading

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ESPN Apologizes For That Unnecessary, Awkward Report On Michael Sam’s Showering Routine

Chris Greenberg of the Huffington Post reports on ESPN’s apology for unnecessary Michael Sam showering habits questioning.. ESPN proudly bills itself as “The Worldwide Leader In Sports.” But it regrets briefly becoming the worldwide leader in unnecessary, awkward reports on the … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Young gay high school baseball coach finds acceptance in rural South Dakota – Outsports

If you can find acceptance coaching high school sports in South Dakota then you can find it in other surprising places. Read this first person story from Nate Alfson writing for Out Sports… Nate Alfson used to fear road trips … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Arizona State Football Player Chip Sarafin Comes Out As Gay

A college football player has come out. Here’s the story from Huffington Post Gay Voices… Arizona State football player Edward “Chip” Sarafin has publicly come out as gay. The redshirt senior made his announcement in aninterview with Compete magazine. The 6’6″, 320-pound backup … Continue reading

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Catholic high school chooses to keep openly gay coach Nate Alfson – Outsports

After that last post which was critical of the Catholic Church it is my pleasure to bring you news about a Catholic school doing the right thing. Here’s the story from OutSports… St. Mary High School, a Catholic school in … Continue reading

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Obama Surprises Everyone With Appearance At Gay Games / Queerty

The Gay Games have begun in Cleveland, Ohio and President Obama welcomed everyone. Here’s the story from Queerty… When the Gay Games were created in 1982, the United States had a president who blatantly ignored the gay community and their needs. … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Tom Daley takes diving gold to be best solo act in Commonwealth pool | Sport | The Guardian

Congratulations to Tom Daley for his gold medal. Although Matthew Mitcham failed to medal in the 10 meter platform dive he did medal and even got gold in other diving events. Here’s the story from the Guardian… * Englishman storms to … Continue reading

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Vikings Won’t Release Independent Report On Whether Their Punter Was Fired For LGBT Advocacy | ThinkProgress

Hmm, something of a cover-up underway in the Minnesota Vikings organization. Here’s the story from TRAVIS WALDRON at Think Progress… The Minnesota Vikings have decided not to publicly release the findings of an independent internal investigation into whether the team … Continue reading

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Ian Thorpe comes out as gay in Parkinson interview | Sport | The Guardian

After lying about his sexuality for years, Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimming legend, has decided to come out. The story, written by Nadia Khomami, is in the Guardian… The Australian swimming champion tells a private tale of depression, alcohol problems … Continue reading

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