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Pro Soccer Player Comes Out

Pro soccer player David Testo has come out. The former Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder tells CBC Radio-Canada that teammates knew he was gay and accepted him, but he was afraid to go public until now. “It’s like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself,” Testo told CBC. …

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Boxer Joe Frazier Dies At 67

The New York Times reports: Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion whose furious and intensely personal fights with a taunting Muhammad Ali endure as an epic rivalry in boxing history, died Monday night. He was 67. His business representative, Leslie Wolff, told The Associated Press in early November that Frazier had liver cancer and that he had entered hospice care.

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Morning View – Marathon Ready

The barricades are up, the cops are in position, and any minute the leaders in the NYC Marathon will hit their half-way point as they pass my block on the Upper East Side. Bleachers and band stages have been erected all along this portion of the route, where UES hospital employees will cheer on their teams. The music and screaming …

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Iran Bans Grabby Soccer Players

Iran has banned two members of its professional soccer league for touching other players too passionately after goals. Footage posted online shows Persepolis defender Mohammed Nosrati squeezing teammate Sheis Rezaei’s bottom. Another video seems to show Rezaei squeezing a teammate later in the 3-2 Persepolis victory over Damash Gilan. The game was broadcast live to millions. Nosrati and Rezaei have …

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Aussie Hockey Player Comes Out

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NFL Protects Sexual Orientation

With little apparent fanfare, the National Football League has added sexual orientation to the list of protected classes in its collective bargaining agreement. Via the gay sports blog Wide Rights, here’s the new language. Section 1. No Discrimination: There will be no discrimination in any form against any player by the Management Council, any Club or by the NFLPA because …

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Mike Tyson: Palin Met The Wombshifter

Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson has an interesting take on the allegation that Sarah Palin once hooked up with NBA star Glen Rice, who reportedly has a monster-sized endowment. Though Tyson was stoked that Palin was into black guys, he doesn’t think Rice is the kind of guy who would have given it to her the way he would …

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Drugs Made Him Do Drag

“Let me to tell you, yes, yes, it was me. I am tired now of lying, of lying to the public and of lying to myself.” – Champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya, finally coming clean about the leaked 2007 photos showing him in full-body fishnet drag. He blames the photos on a cocaine and alcohol addiction which he says …

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CHICAGO: Anti-Bullying Ally Ben Cohen To Kick Off Gay Softball World Series

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Philadephia Phillies – It Gets Better

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No 2020 Olympics For NYC

New York was among the four American cities hoping to vie for the 2020 Summer Olympics, but this week the United States pulled entirely out of consideration, citing a long-running revenue sharing dispute with the International Olympic Committee. The decision by the Olympic committee, made in advance of the Sept. 1 deadline to submit bid cities to the International Olympic …

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DC United – It Gets Better

The first IGBP message from a pro soccer team.

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Seattle Mariners – It Gets Better

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Baltimore Orioles – It Gets Better

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South Korea Gets 2018 Winter Olympics

The runners-up were Munich and Annecy, France.

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CHINA: Male Cheerleader Wows Crowd

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Friendly Voices – Ron Darling

“I don’t think we’re there yet, and I think that is sad. But it is going to happen. It is going to take one of the great players to come out. At some point, one of our athletes is going to reveal that he is gay, and I think that will be a joyous moment – not only for gays …

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NOM Spokesman David Tyree: I Don’t Want My Kids To Think Gays Are Normal

And we don’t want kids to think crack-addicts are normal.

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ALBANY: Bigoted Football Star David Tyree Delivers 63K Anti-Gay Petitions

Former New York Giants player David Tyree yesterday delivered 63,000 anti-gay petitions to lawmakers in Albany. Last week, Tyree appeared in a National Organization of Marriage video saying that same-sex marriage would lead to “anarchy.” On Monday, he spoke to reporters in Albany saying that gay marriage is bad for society and for Christians. “A moral fiber of a country …

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Chicago Cubs – It Gets Better

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