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  1. WNBA - Q&A with WNBA president Laurel Richie on league's Pride ca...

    Mechelle Voepel

    WNBA president Laurel Richie spoke to espnW about the league's "Pride" marketing initiatives, its appreciation for its LGBT audience, and how the league is trying to connect with its core demographics.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  2. WNBA launches marketing campaign directed at LGBT community

    The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender fans to its games.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  3. Excerpt from 'The Reappearing Act' by Kate Fagan -- espnW

    espnW.com

    In this excerpt from her new book, "The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians," espnW's Kate Fagan describes how she struggled with her motivation as a sophomore, at one point trying to quit the team.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  4. NFL - What is Michael Sam's marketing value?

    Darren Rovell

    Michael Sam will have marketing opportunities, but with which companies?

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  5. espnW -- Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay underscores ho...

    Kate Fagan

    Seeking to tell his own truth from the very beginning, NFL draft prospect Michael Sam becomes a key figure in the changing LGBT landscape of professional sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. espnW and Nine for IX -- Sheryl Swoopes being herself

    LZ Granderson

    Sheryl Swoopes is not a spokesperson, not a contrarian, just herself. That's apparent in the Nine for IX documentary "Swoopes," and it's clear as she interacts with her new team at Loyola University Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  9. Julie Hermann, AD of Rutgers Scarlet Knights, acknowledges she's ...

    Brett McMurphy

    New Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann has acknowledged she is gay in her official university biography, but says she wants to be judged solely on her ability as an athletic director.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  10. 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
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. Brittney Griner says Baylor coach Kim Mulkey told players to keep...

    Former Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner says that Kim Mulkey, her college head coach, told players not to be open publically about their sexuality because it would hurt recruiting and look bad for the program.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2013
  15. Jason Collins is not Brittney Griner

    Henry Abbott

    So odd to me, that people wonder why Jason Collins' coming out made bigger waves than Brittney Griner's. Well, gather 'round, because I'm about to explain. How many WNBA players are out? As of 2005, Michele Van Gorp, Sue Wicks and Sheryl Swoop...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. espnW -- 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has always existed in sports med...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner and Jason Collins recently acknowledged their sexuality in different ways, which begs the question of what role we the media should play in "outing" sports figures.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013