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  1. 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
  2. espnW -- What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete?

    Kate Fagan

    What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete? Well, the recent news surrounding Brittney Griner shows the changing dialogue around gay athletes in sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  3. Commentary - League commissioners must pave the way for gay athle...

    Howard Bryant

    If ever there were a year for a pioneering gay athlete to come out, 2011 was it. But Howard Bryant writes that league commissioners like Roger Goodell and Bud Selig must first pave the way for openness in sports.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  4. espnW -- Why hoops star Brittney Griner is No. 2 on our Impact 10...

    Kate Fagan

    Brittney Griner made a successful leap from the NCAA to WNBA, and continued to grow a vital social consciousness off the court, as well.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  5. Silence is not golden -espnW

    Kate Fagan

    We have yet to harness the full power of the Sochi/Russia anti-gay law conversation because some voices remain silent. Why? Many fail to see the fears and pressures weighing on a large segment of the sports community: gay female athletes.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Robbie Rogers eligible to debut for Los Angeles Galaxy Sunday

    ESPN.com news services

    Robbie Rogers is eligible to make his debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night after MLS said it had received his International Transfer Certificate.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2013
  8. Robbie Rogers to join Los Angeles Galaxy, report says

    ESPN.com news services

    Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, making him the first active openly gay male athlete to compete in an American professional team sport.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  9. When a big-time male athlete comes out of the closet, it won't be...

    Steve Buckley

    Steve Buckley writes about the problem with asking who will be the gay Jackie Robinson. When a big-time male athlete comes out, it won't be that big of a deal.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011