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Keph Senett

1QE4ME: The Future Of International LGBT Sports?

by Keph Senett ● 6:02 PM April 12, 2014
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1QE4ME says there is a growing need to build a cooperative, accessible, and sustainable future for international LGBT sporting events.

News

Selfie Of The Day: Openly Gay Derrick Gordon Is A Very Happy Guy

by David Badash ● 5:31 PM April 9, 2014
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Derrick posted this photo to Instagram this afternoon. He writes, “Thank you everybody for all the support so far!!!!,” and in a nod to his Nike Tee shirt and its LGBT rainbow logo, he adds, “#BETRUE.”

News

Watch: Openly Gay NCAA Athlete Derrick Gordon’s First Live Broadcast Interview

by David Badash ● 2:13 PM April 9, 2014
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Derrick Gordon, a UMASS sophmore came out as the first openly gay male player in NCAA Division 1 athletics, gave his first live broadcast on-camera interview to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today.

News

Derrick Gordon Becomes First NCAA Division 1 Basketball Player To Announce He’s Gay

by David Badash ● 10:53 AM April 9, 2014
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Derrick Gordon is a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS). Donning a jersey with the number 2, he’s actually the first NCAA Division 1 college basketball player to announce he’s gay.

Marriage

Christian College Football Player Comes Out Where NOM Chairman Teaches

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM March 31, 2014
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Two weeks ago Mitch Eby told his teammates at Chapman University that he’s gay. He says that the response from all was supportive. But who else do you know from Chapman?

Celebrities

Jason Collins Has A Home For The Season

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:17 AM March 17, 2014
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The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

News

Jason Collins No. 98 NBA Jersey Is No. 1

by David Badash ● 9:55 AM February 26, 2014
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Although he hasn’t even worn number 98, Jason Collins’ 98 Brooklyn Nets basketball jersey is number one in sales.

News

Watch: Jason Collins Becomes First Openly-Gay Athlete To Play In NBA

by David Badash ● 10:46 PM February 23, 2014
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Jason Collins, the 35-year old pro-basketball center who announced last year he is gay, signed with the Brooklyn Nets and Sunday evening became the first openly-gay athlete to play in the NBA.

Actions

University Of Missouri Students ‘Stand With Sam’ Against The Westboro Baptist Church

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:37 PM February 17, 2014
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Thousands of students from the University of Missouri came out in the cold Saturday in a show of support for gay football player, Michael Sam against the Westboro Baptist Church.

2014 Winter Olympics

On Our Radar – Twisted Element – A Gay Bar Sponsors A Straight Olympian

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:17 AM February 16, 2014
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Twisted Element, a Calgary gay bar, helped send a straight Olympic athlete to Sochi. And the athlete they chose? He used to be a homophobe. Today Twisted Element is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Watch: Texas Sportscaster Sarcastically Slams Michael Sam Naysayers In Epic Rant

by David Badash ● 6:59 PM February 12, 2014
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It’s nice to know that the stereotype of older white Southern men being homophobes isn’t always true. Take Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen, who on Monday night slammed Michael Sam naysayers.

2014 Winter Olympics

Out and Proud Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz Takes Silver

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:57 AM February 12, 2014
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A second LGBT athlete has medalled in Sochi. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took silver in the Olympics’ first ever Women’s Ski Jump.

News

Michael Sam’s Dad: ‘I Don’t Want My Grandkids Raised In That Kind Of Environment’

by David Badash ● 8:03 AM February 12, 2014
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Michael Sam made headlines when he told the world he is gay, but when he told his father — just five days before the Times published their interview — it didn’t go well.

News

Sports Illustrated Puts Newly-Out Michael Sam On Its Front Cover

by David Badash ● 3:06 PM February 11, 2014
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Sports Illustrated, the iconic sports magazine that Jason Collins turned to when he wanted to publish his coming out story, just put likely NFL draft pick and All-American MVP college football player Michael Sam on its cover.