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  1. Former New York Giant Roy Simmons -- A pioneer in the battle agai...

    Jane McManus

    Ex-Giant Roy Simmons: A pioneer in the battle against homophobia in sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  2. Roy Simmons, former member of New York Giants, dies

    Jane McManus

    ormer Giants right guard Roy Simmons died last week. After months of suffering with pneumonia, he was found in his leather chair on Feb. 20 in the Bronx and could not be revived.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  3. Kerry Rhodes doesn't believe he was blacklisted

    Jane McManus

    Veteran safety Kerry Rhodes hopes to play in the NFL if he can find the right opportunity, and doesn't believe rumors about his sexuality -- which he has always maintained were not true -- derailed his opportunity to play in the NFL last season.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  4. NFL rookie symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual...

    Jane McManus

    For the first time, the NFL Rookie Symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual orientation. The league plans to have ex-players speak about the possibility of having a gay teammate, and how to talk about these issues publicly.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  5. Tuck: No issues with a gay teammate

    Jane McManus

    Giants defensive end Justin Tuck reiterated that he would support an openly gay teammate Thursday morning at a "Blogs With Balls" and NFL Players Association panel at Google's New York City headquarters. The panel included Tuck along with several blo...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Chris Kluwe, Brendon Ayanbadejo file amicus brief in California f...

    Jane McManus

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have written and filed an amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage in California.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  7. espnW -- Alabama coach needs more than sensitivity training

    Jane McManus

    An Alabama high school teacher and coach made a non-apology for an anti-gay diatribe which included a disrespectful reference to the First Lady as "fat butt Michelle Obama."

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  8. Sports and homosexuality issue is not going away

    Jane McManus

    The door seems to be opening in the big four sports leagues: More athletes are speaking out in support of same-sex marriage, and leagues are penalizing those who use gay slurs.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  9. Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash makes video in support of same-sex ...

    Jane McManus

    Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has made a video in support of New York's marriage equality proposition.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2011
  10. Jane McManus: Can the NFL accept gay players?

    Jane McManus

    Players coming out or supporting gay marriage are becoming active topics of discussion in the NFL, showing a shift in attitudes. All agree it would take courage to be openly gay.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  11. New York Jets' Jason Taylor wonders if 14-year career is over

    Jane McManus

    A teary-eyed Jason Taylor says he isn't sure if he might have played for the last time after the Jets' 24-19 loss to the Steelers.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2011