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World Cup Jesus Sparks Outrage

As the World Cup prepares to start in Rio De Janeiro, an Australian betting site is floating a massive hot air balloon in the shape of the iconic Christ The Redeemer statue in the skies of Melbourne. Local Christian groups are outraged: “This is extraordinary, if they knew anything about Jesus they’d know he’d be overturning tables in the gaming …

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HomoQuotable – Frank Bruni

“A kiss is nothing. On the sidewalks, in the park, I see one every few minutes, a real kiss, lip to lip. It barely registers. It’s as unremarkable as a car horn in traffic, as an umbrella in rain. And yet a kiss is everything. A kiss can stop the world. The football player Michael Sam recently demonstrated as much. …

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WNBA To Market To LGBT Community, First Major League To Recruit Gay Fans

Via the Associated Press: Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender fans to its games. With the marketing campaign, the WNBA is capitalizing on what …

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Oprah Postpones Michael Sam Doc

Apparently in reaction to criticism from the St. Louis Rams, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has put the Michael Sam documentary on hold. “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, the untitled Michael Sam project has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN. “OWN …

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Oprah To Produce Michael Sam Doc

Via CBS Sports: The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced Wednesday that it would create a multi-part documentary series on Sam and “his historic journey as he prepares to enter the biggest professional sports league in America.” It’s an untitled project, but the network is working with Emmy-winning producer Craig Piligian and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice. In the news release, OWN …

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Support Michael Sam: Signorile Launches “The Great Facebook Kiss-In”

“Gay people need to be kissing more in public. There simply needs to be more queer smooching to desensitize the world. So with that, I hereby launch the Great Facebook Kiss-In, urging everyone — whether gay, straight or bi –to change their profile pics to two women kissing or two men kissing. Maybe it’s you and your husband or wife, …

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Headline Of The Day

Outsports has more: “This is unprecedented for a Day 3 pick, let alone a seventh round pick, to crack the top five rookies sold following Draft weekend,” said NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter. Compounding that is the fact that Sam’s jerseys were not available for sale until Saturday evening when he was picked. The jerseys of the other players on the …

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Michael Sam’s Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Was An Out Swimmer At Sam’s College

After “The Kiss” on Saturday, media outlets went scrambling to learn the identity of Michael Sam’s boyfriend. Heavy posted a bio last night: Like Sam, Cammisano was an athlete at Mizzou. He was on the University of Missouri’s swim team from 2009-2012 after starring at Rockhurtst High School in Kansas City and for the Kansas City Blazers. According to his …

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Miami Dolphins Fine & Suspend Player Don Jones For Anti-Michael Sam Tweets

CBS Sports reports: Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team following an incident on Saturday where he sent out a tweet critical of Michael Sam. Jones has also been banned from team activities until he undergoes sensitivity training. After St. Louis selected the openly gay Sam with the 249th overall pick in …

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Michael Sam Jerseys Are Already On Sale

Via the Huffington Post: After waiting through almost the entire 2014 NFL draft to hear Michael Sam’s name called, #SamFans — and Rams fans — didn’t waste time in showing their support. There was reportedly an “avalanche” of orders for Sam’s St. Louis Rams jersey after he became the first openly gay player ever selected in the NFL draft. As …

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Michael Sam Drafted By St. Louis Rams

What a great day for LGBT people. Arkansas. Eurovision. And now pro football. Politics, pop culture, pro sports – there is NOTHING our people can’t do. UPDATE: ESPN just ran a live shot from Michael Sam’s home where they showed him kissing his boyfriend after smashing a celebratory cake in each others’ faces. THAT is a first for pro football. …

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