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  1. Michael Sam coverage by networks was business as usual

    When a sobbing Michael Sam celebrated his selection by the St. Louis Rams by hugging and kissing his partner, another man, it made it real and physical that an openly gay athlete had taken an unprecedented step toward an NFL career.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
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  3. Don Jones of Miami Dolphins apologizes, is fined for tweet reacti...

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins have fined second-year defensive back Don Jones an undisclosed amount and excused him from the team following critical remarks toward Michael Sam, who recently became the first openly gay athlete drafted by an NFL team.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2014
  4. Dolphins owner supports Michael Sam

    James Walker

    Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is getting plenty of kudos for potentially becoming the first known gay athlete in the NFL. On Wednesday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made a public statement to offer his support as Sam...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  5. Major U.S. men's pro leagues prepare for their Jason Collins

    Wayne Drehs

    Major U.S. men's sports leagues have been preparing for the moment when an active player announces he's gay. It was never a matter of if, but when.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  6. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    ESPN New York's Jared Max shares his perspective on Jason Collins' decision to come out as the first openly gay athlete in major American team sports. Max ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. talks about all of the issues at play with Tim Tebow bei...

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  7. Survey: Recruits open to gay teammates

    ESPN.com staff

    Recruits surveyed overwhelmingly said they would commit to a school with an openly gay player. The numbers are just the start as these athletes could be leading a generational change. An excerpt from Jeremy Crabtree's report: Missouri coach Gary P...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. espnW -- Kate Fagan explains why covering openly gay athletes is ...

    Kate Fagan

    Steve Elkington's tweets surrounding the coverage of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam highlighted what a lot of people are asking: "Why is this news?" It is news because civil rights have always been news, especially when barriers are finally smashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  9. Buzz That Was -- Jason Collins greeted by cheers in return to cou...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Yes, we're poking a little fun today as usual (thank you Dale Jr. and Jim Boeheim!). But mostly we're rewatching the cheers for the Nets' Jason Collins as he made his debut as the NBA's first openly gay player Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  10. Whitlock - Michael Sam will be a role model, not a distraction

    Jason Whitlock

    Michael Sam's acceptance by his Missouri teammates reflects society and shows that allowing people to live un-closeted lets them reach their potential, Jason Whitlock writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  11. Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings would be OK with gay teammat...

    Adrian Peterson reiterated Monday that having an openly gay teammate wouldn't be a problem for him and said he didn't feel the need to apologize for his comments last month that he's "not with" gay marriage because he was voicing his "personal opinion."

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  12. Reporters need to address athlete sexuality to avoid homophobia i...

    LZ Granderson

    In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  13. Vince Lombardi: 'Champion of gay athletes'

    Kevin Seifert

    This week began with NBA player Jason Collins rocking the sports world by announcing he is gay and continued with the unlikely entrance of former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler into the issue. Now let me pass along Ian O'Connor's well-repor...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  14. Vince Lombardi would have been proud of Jason Collins

    Ian O'Connor

    Vince Lombardi, whose brother was gay, would've been proud of Jason Collins.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  15. Brendon Ayanbadejo talks equality in South Florida

    Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriage equality because he said it is "the right thing to do."

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  16. Banks, Dent back Illinois gay marriage bill

    ESPNChicago.com

    Two Hall of Fame athletes signed a letter supporting a gay marriage bill on its way to the Illinois House. Former Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks and former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent, along with former Bears Hunter Hillenmeyer an...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  17. Richard Dent, Ernie Banks support Illinois gay marriage bill

    Two Hall of Fame athletes signed a letter supporting a gay marriage bill on its way to the Illinois House.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013