LGBT Athletes

LGBT Athletes

MLB Umpire Dale Scott Marries Partner of 27 Years, Comes Out

Dale Scott and his husband Mike Rausch/Referee Magazine
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While there has yet to be an out Major League Baseball player, MLB umpire Dale Scott has come out of the closet and publicly announced he is gay. ...
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Olympics: Committee Adds Sexual Orientation to Principle 6

Olympic.org Photo/Nanjing 2014
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The International Olympic Committee approved Proposal 14 to include non-discrimination regarding sexual orientation in Principle 6 in the 2020 Olympics. ...
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Jason Collins Announces Retirement from NBA

Jason Collins Sports Illustrated
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Jason Collins, who wore No. 98 as a tribute to Matthew Shepard, said his most poignant moment was when he met his family. ...
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Olympic Committee May Add Protections for LGBT Athletes

IOC President Bach and Russia's President Putin
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The IOC and President Bach came under heavy criticism from LGBT advocates, as well as Olympic sponsors for holding the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. ...
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Portia de Rossi Recalls a Time Before ‘Ellen’ at the Paley Center

Betty DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi (l-r) at the Paley Center Gala.
Entertainment
Portia de Rossi, Jason Collins, Katherine Moennig and Jesse Tyler Ferguson got together at the L.A. Benefit Gala to celebrate LGBT equality on television. ...
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Yogi Berra, Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, More Honored

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Athlete Ally, the nation’s largest non-profit org in LGBT sports, is honoring Yogi Berra, James Blake, Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, KPMG, and WNBA. ...
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Gay Rugby Teams Hold Massive Training Session in Australia

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Gay rugby players from around the world took part in a huge training session in Sydney Wednesday in the lead-up to the Bingham Cup. ...
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YouTube’s Proud to Play Campaign Supports LGBT Athletes

Sports
LGBT athletes like Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Darren Young, and more are #ProudToPlay a role in YouTube's newest LGBT Pride campaign. ...
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Current NFL Draft Prospect Announces He’s Gay

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Sam is the latest high-profile athlete to come out as LGBT with others including the NBA's Jason Collins, the WNBA's Brittney Griner, WWE's Darren Young, UFC's Liz Carmouche, MMA's Fallon Fox and Major League Soccer's Robbie Rogers. ...
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National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Includes HIV Requirement

Health
Friday the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, which includes important language directing the Secretary of Defense to issue a report on Department of Defense personnel policies regarding members of the armed services who have HIV or Hepatitis B. ...
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