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Look: GLAAD President’s Post-Super Bowl Message To SF 49ers

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM February 4, 2013
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GLAAD President Herndon Graddick had a post-Super Bowl consolation message to the San Francisco 49ers, after they spent the week leading up to last night’s game being grossly homophobic.

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Dan Savage: ‘We’ve Removed The 49ers It Gets Better Video’

by David Badash ● 9:15 PM January 31, 2013
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Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better project, minutes ago said via Twitter that they have “removed the 49ers It Gets Better video from our website.”

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Two San Francisco 49ers: We Don’t Want Gay Kids To Think ‘It Gets Better’

by David Badash ● 8:05 PM January 31, 2013
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Two San Francisco 49ers (that’s San Francisco — one of the gayest cities in the world) are claiming they did not appear in an “It Gets Better” anti-gay bullying video.

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Super Bowl: 49ers Chris Culliver Says No Gays Allowed

by David Badash ● 7:41 PM January 30, 2013
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Sunday’s Super Bowl will include at least one anti-gay player: San Francisco 49er defensive back Chris Culliver, who says there are no gay players on his team — and there better not be.

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Former 49ers Free Agent Charged With Beating Ex-Boyfriend In Underwear And Soy Sauce Dispute

by David Badash ● 7:21 PM January 28, 2013

Kwame Harris, a former 49ers and Raiders offensive lineman has been charged with beating his ex-boyfriend — effectively outing the former NFL player.

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STANDING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY: ‘The Big Gay Super Bowl’ Redux

by Stuart Wilber ● 3:47 PM February 4, 2013
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For Chris Culliver and his SF 49ers, what began as a very bad week ended even worse; their dreams of winning Super Bowl XVLII have faded. But now, Culliver will work with the Trevor Project.

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STANDING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY: ‘Like, Is America Ready For The Big Gay Super Bowl?’

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Is America ready for the big gay Super Bowl? For over a week the Super Bowl has never drawn more attention for its relationship with LGBT rights. Are we ready?

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How Super Bowl XLVII Turned Into A Contest Over Gay Rights

by Keph Senett ● 3:35 PM February 1, 2013
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Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens vs. 49ers, two brothers as opposing coaches, one team vocally supporting gay rights, one vocally opposing them. How did this all happen?

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49er’s Chris Culliver Apologizes For Anti-Gay Comments — Sports Reporter Not Buying It

by David Badash ● 9:36 PM January 30, 2013
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San Francisco 49ers’ Chris Culliver has now released a statement in which he apologizes for his anti-gay comments, claiming that those “discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart.”

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Out, Gay, Black, Pro-Baseball Player?

by David Badash ● 6:50 PM November 9, 2010
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There was one. Only one. Glenn Burke, who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics, from 1976 to 1979. He died at the age of forty-two in 1995 from AIDS-related causes, but before he did, he said, “They can’t ever say now that a gay man can’t play in the majors, because […]