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National Hockey League Partners With Anti-Homophobia Sports Group

The National Hockey League announced today that they will formally partner with the anti-homophobia sport group You Can Play. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: “Our motto is ‘Hockey Is For Everyone,'” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement announcing the news, “and our partnership with You Can Play certifies that position in a clear and unequivocal way. While we ...

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ESPN Polls Readers On Gay Athletes

The poll is here. (Tipped by JMG reader Matthew)

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Brendon Ayanbadejo Cut By Ravens

“Just a heads up I did an interview today and no way said I was cut because my views. I said my talk was louder than my production and at 36 when you are not producing it is a fair move. You can find cheaper guys to do what I do. Ravens are the best organization in the NFL period!” ...

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Rutgers Fires Coach For Homophobic And Physical Abuse Of Basketball Players

Rutgers University today fired head basketball coach Mike Rice after ESPN published videos showing Rice screaming homophobic slurs at players while kicking and pushing them. “Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice,” the school statement read. The footage, revealed by former director of player development Eric Murdock, ...

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Quote Of The Day – Kobe Bryant

“Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son.  Why should anyone be surprised? What I can’t tolerate is a lack of tolerance.” – NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, responding to yesterday’s TMZ story about Magic Johnson’s support for his gay son. TMZ ponders: “The strong implication — tolerance is not just limited to parents and their kids, but to ...

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Seattle Seahawks: Our Player’s Anti-Gay Comments Are Just His “Personal View”

Dominic Holden writes at Seattle’s Slog: It’s been a week since Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons blew up sports pages and gay blogs when he said a gay player coming out of the closet would be a “selfish act” that will “divide the team.” His point was clear: The gay player rumored to be coming out soon should stay ...

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Today On TMZ

You probably don’t want to read the comments.

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NFL Players Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File SCOTUS Brief On Prop 8

NFL stars and LGBT allies Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo today filed a joint Supreme Court brief in support of the overturn of Proposition 8.  From the brief’s introduction: Sports figures receive a celebrity status that influences a large majority of the American population. For far too long, professional sports have been a bastion of bigotry, intolerance, and small-minded prejudice ...

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Dan Savage On Ben Cohen

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Macklemore: You Can Play

More support from the nation’s top-selling hip-hop artist.

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Iranians Cheer US Wrestler

The Washington Post reports: There’s a long history of sports diplomacy serving as a kind of release valve for international tensions. Last week’s international wrestling tournament in Tehran, where the Iranian and American teams took a low-stakes opportunity to show a bit of mutual goodwill, was a nice example. Posted by CNN over the weekend is a video of Iranian ...

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SPOILER: Necessary Roughness

The conclusion of the two-part episode about the coming out of a gay NFL player is tonight. The player came out to the show’s lead character last week, so this probably technically isn’t a spoiler, but the clip, while quite short, does seem to show a rather climactic scene. Publicists for the network sent it out last night.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Oscar Pistorius Removed From It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is set to launch in South Africa this week and organizers say they will not be using a video message recorded for them by Olympian track star Oscar Pistorius, who stands accused of murdering his girlfriend. The campaign, which is to be launched at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre at 7pm, has the support of ...

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Quote Of The Day – Chris Kluwe

“If any NFL players happen to read this, I guarantee you’ve played with or against a gay player at some point during your career — that’s simple statistics. Guess what? It didn’t make him any less of a player. It didn’t make him any less able to push through conditioning drills, less able to stay awake during meetings, less able ...

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Wrestling Groups Petition IOC

A global coalition of wrestling groups has launched a website and several petitions which urge the International Olympic Committee to reconsider their decision to drop the sport starting with the 2020 Games.  The coalition has vowed to make changes in order to remain an Olympic sport. FILA President Nenad LalovicFILA takes its responsibly very seriously on behalf of all the ...

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Virginia Senate Rejects “Tebow Bill”

The Virginia Senate Education Committee has narrowly rejected a bill that would allow home-schooled students to play sports at public schools.  The proposed change was dubbed the “Tim Tebow Bill” because he was allowed to play football at a Florida public school while being taught at home. The perennial proposal from Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle County, would achieve that by ...

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Soccer Stars Rally For Robbie Rogers

Professional soccer players have poured onto Twitter to express support for Robbie Rogers, who yesterday came out and announced his retirement from the sport. The New York Times has posted a lengthy recapping of the messages to Rogers, whose number of Twitter followers swelled by the tens of thousands following his announcement. RELATED: Some of the messages to Rogers express ...

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Tim Tebow’s Hate Date

On the left is how the New York Daily News headlines Tim Tebow’s upcoming speech at the church of notorious crackpot and homophobe, Pastor Robert Jeffress, who may be most famous for telling the Values Voters Summit that “70% of all gay men have AIDS.” The wildcat quarterback is slated to speak at the 11,000-member First Baptist Dallas Church’s April ...

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Pro Soccer Player Comes Out

Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers simultaneously came out and resigned from his sport today.  Rogers writes on his personal blog: Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach about honesty, how honesty is so plain and simple. Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay. Try convincing yourself that your creator has ...

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Obama Backs Orlando For Gay Games

Orlando wants to host the 2018 Gay Games and President Obama seems to think that’s a good idea. Via Lou Chibarro at Washington Blade: “I am pleased to voice my support for the City of Orlando’s bid to host the Gay Games 2018,” the president said in a letter to Orlando 2018, the organization working on the bid. “As President ...

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