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  1. Survey shows football recruits open to playing on team with openl...

    Jeremy Crabtree

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ford -- Openly gay athletes proud to represent U.S. as part of de...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Brian Boitano and Caitlin Cahow are U.S. citizens, former elite athletes and openly gay, and they are completely grounded in why those overlapping identities brought them to Sochi as members of the official U.S. delegation.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  9. Figure skating champ Brian Boitano says he's gay

    Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  10. President Barack Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation

    President Barack Obama named openly gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U.S. next year at opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sending a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  11. Vladimir Putin -- Making Sochi Games visitors 'comfortable' is go...

    President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning gay "propaganda."

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  12. Kahrl: LGBT sports summit set to address needs of athletes and co...

    Christina Kahrl

    Organizers and participants committed to fighting for the inclusion of LGBT athletes at every level, from pros to rec leagues

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  13. How much progress has America made in discussing love, sexuality,...

    Kiese Laymon

    It's easy to ask simplistic questions when an athlete comes out. It's much harder to have honest and respectful conversations about sex, love, intimacy and religion. We've failed to do this many times. Let's start now.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Jason Collins broadens public discussion of gay athletes

    Will Sheridan

    Jason Collins is broadening the conversation about gay athletes, and that's a great thing, says Will Sheridan, who came out publicly after his playing days at Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  16. Reilly: Jason Collins' debt to Glenn Burke

    Rick Reilly

    Rick Reilly recounts the story of baseball's Glenn Burke, who painfully paved the way for Jason Collins as a gay professional athlete more than 30 years ago.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Pac-12 voices support for gay athletes

    Ted Miller

    PHOENIX -- Worldviews are regional. Your thoughts on a subject are undoubtedly influenced by where you are from and the people who raised you and your lifelong associations. That can be good news and bad news. And, of course, it can get complicated. ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013