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Do you feel lucky to be gay?
Professional bowl Anthony Pepe, who is openly gay and came out publicly in 2015, said in a Facebook post that he feels lucky to be gay.  "When it's all said an
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The NCAA shifts out of North Carolina, but does...
The NCAA has pulled various events out of North Carolina due to the state's anti-LGBT HB2 law. Yet its members continue to discriminate against LGBT people with
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Gay athlete kneels during National Anthem in sh...
A gay influence on National Anthem protest
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Curious case of soccer's gay slurs. Plus, the p...
Robbie Rogers says he was called a gay slur. The player and team deny it. What's up? Plus, America's most popular sport, football, is back to control the conver
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Rio Olympics are the gayest Games ever
The very gay Rio Olympics
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Media hits and misses in covering LGBTI Olympia...
The media has had some hits and misses in covering LGBTI Olympians and their stories so far in Rio. Thankfully there's a whole second week to get better.
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Record number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual ...
LGBT athletes in Rio
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A look at the Rio Summer Olympics a month away
Rio Olympics a month away
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Reviewing Pride month and looking ahead to 2016...
There were various sports angles this Pride month, and we know there will be many more LGBT sports stories coming this year
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The sports world reacts to the Orlando massacre...
People and teams across much of the sports world reacted in different ways to the mass murder of 49 people in the gay bar Pulse
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The state of gays in sports during Pride Month
Elite gay athletes remain in the closet
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Is it damaging to claim homophobia when there i...
When LGBT people claim discrimination, is it damaging to the community when a mistake is just a mistake? Plus, more details about our Outsports Reunion in Chica
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Trans athlete wins in North Carolina; where gay...
Trans athlete wins in North Carolina
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What is the statute of limitations on anti-gay ...
The homophobic and anti-gay tweets of a couple prominent professional athletes surfaced this week. The catch? The tweets were from several years ago. So when E
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Curt Schilling fired for trans slur; NHL player...
Former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling reposted a nasty meme against transgender people in reaction to the new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina. ESPN fired him t
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North Carolina law and trans bathroom use aren'...
Talk about the anti-LGBT law in North Carolina isn't going away. Plus, a preview of our Outsports Reunion this June.
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Sports and LGBT rights -- Charles Barkley beats...
Sir Charles says the right things on moving the NBA All-Star Game
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The repercussions of North Carolina legalizing ...
North Carolina legalized discrimination against LGBT people. Will the state pay a price?
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Gay NHL writer Chris Hine on why he came out
Why a pro hockey writer came out as gay
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Baseball, Cardinals react to harsh anti-gay loc...
A gay former baseball player talked publicly about he homophobic language he heard in the locker room
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Growing up gay as a rodeo cowboy in South Dakota
Growing up gay as a rodeo cowboy in South Dakota
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Matt 'Money' Cage on being an out beacon of hop...
When professional wrestler Matt 'The Money' Cage came out publicly almost a year ago in June of 2015, he thought he might be a little blip in the national conv
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Steve Kerr is right that more gay athletes need...
Steve Kerr says gay visibility in sports is the key
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Manny Pacquiao's wild week of offending gays
Manny Pacquiao made headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, offending gay people at every turn
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Gay college football player tells his story; Ou...
Our guest is Luke McAvoy, a defensive lineman for the University of Minnesota from 2011-14. He wrestled with a secret for years -- he was gay. McAvoy hid it fea
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Brandon Marshall's fingernails and the power of...
Barriers are breaking down in football as athletes and coaches shed some need for masculinity
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Gay couples on pro sports kiss cams
Gays on kiss cams
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Is homophobia rooted in a "hatred of women"?
When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was taunted on the field several weeks ago with gay slurs, it left many wondering about the root of homopho
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Odell Beckham, gay slurs and homophobia in NFL
Odell Beckham and gay slurs
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The open 'secret' of some gay people in sports....
A number of gay people in sports came out publicly this week, but each of them was already 'out'
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A gay college athlete overcomes depression, hel...
Gay college athlete helps at-risk LGBT youth
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Gay pro hockey referee comes out
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
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MLB's efforts to find out LGBT team executives....
What will be the effect of MLB's efforts to build inclusion in team front offices? Plus, more reaction to Gus Kenworthy.
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Outsports weekly LGBT sports podcast: Gay umpir...
Outsports' weekly podcast features the latest from LGBT sports news
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Houston legalizes discrimination, and the NFL a...
Houston voters this week overwhelmingly voted to end Houston's equal rights ordinance, which gave non-discrimination protections to LGBT people, among others.
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Pro soccer players coming out? Gay N.C. athlete...
Rumors swirling about gay English soccer players. A gay former N.C. football player comes out. Plus, the Giants' You Can Play video.
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Olympic skier comes out; Mets star disagrees wi...
Olympic skier comes out
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Being gay in a football locker room, with the s...
Being gay in a football locker room
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Men's college basketball has its first out gay ...
Chris Burns had held the secret that he's gay from everyone in college basketball.
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When should gay college athletes come out?
Coming out as gay in college sports
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Do Kiss Cams promote homophobia and sexual assa...
Kiss Cams have been a staple of fan entertainment at sporting events in the United States for years. You know the drill: Somebody in a control booth directs a
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College football player comes out as gay on eve...
College football player comes out as gay
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LGBT people are living openly across sports & r...
Izzy Gutierrez and Bobby Petrino, Jr., both came out publicly in the last week
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Outsports take a gay look at the 2015 NFL season
A gay look at the 2015 NFL season
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Andrew Goldstein's big 10 years. Homophobia in ...
Andrew Goldstein was a gay lax goalie at Dartmouth. On Sunday ESPN catches up with him.
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Gay baseball and rugby players come out; Michae...
It's been a big week for gays in pro sports
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NFL, a Year After Michael Sam Came Out
What is the state of gay pro athletes a year after Michael Sam
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Is fear of the media really keeping gay pro ath...
Two gay NFL players allegedly are staying in the closet because of media reaction.
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Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Sam, Troy Aikman, young...
Was Caitlyn Jenner the right choice for the ESPYs?
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Women's World Cup and its lasting impact on wom...
The Women's World Cup brought attention to women's sports and soccer. Has America found a renewed interest in both?
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Being openly gay in a 'bro' sport
Men's water polo and rowing are two of the sports most associated with hypermasculine, bro jocks. Being openly gay in these sports can be problematic. We talk
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Is Michael Sam's pro football career over?
Michael Sam shocked everyone when he left the training camp of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League a day before their first preseason game. T
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Caitlyn Jenner coverage gets some grades
This podcast is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. The Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner certainly got some attention this week. The forme
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College coaches, religion and gay rights
Clemson University football coach Dabo Swinney caused some controversy this week when he was to be honored by a South Carolina lobbying group opposed to gay ri
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Christian colleges thrust into LGBT-athlete con...
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. If 2014 was the year of the LGBT athlete on Outsports, 2015 is becoming the year of the Chris
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Homophobia still a major problem in American sp...
While huge improvements have been made in welcoming gays and lesbians in sports, much still needs to be done, a new study finds. Outsports is joined by two gay
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Being a gay athlete at Hillsdale College
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. Hillsdale College is considered one of the most conservative colleges in the country. Two y
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Why so much interest in stories of young gay at...
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. At Outsports we've noticed a powerful reaction every time we post stories about young LGBT
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A Division 1 openly gay married athlete comes o...
With the Supreme Court set to debate gay marriage next week, we talk to Tanner Williams, a University of Oklahoma pole vaulter. This June, Tanner and his husban
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Closet is very deep for gay college basketball ...
Fear. Depression. Anxiety. Thoughts of suicide. These are some of the emotions gleaned from closeted gay and lesbian coaches Outsports talked to during the men'
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Young gay athletes continue to show the way
There are no openly gay athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball. Ditto for major college football, and in the just-concluded NCAA men's tournamen
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Gay high school basketball player in Kentucky, ...
The Final Four in Indianapolis is occuring against the backdrop of the debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The NCAA and other sports leagues were stro
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Indiana's new anti-LGBT law + Michael Sam's Vet...
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed anti-gay bill SB 101 into law, legalizing discrimination against LGBT people in Indiana. This comes just a week before Indian
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Do college fans take heckling (and gay slurs) t...
Christian Laettner recently opened up about the pain he felt hearing gay slurs hurled at him while he was at Duke. The former national college player of the yea
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Gay college basketball player on gay slurs from...
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. The first openly gay Division I college basketball player, Derrick Gordon of the University o
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Cubs tickets and Mets comments kick off MLB spr...
Spring Training is underway in Arizona and Florida, and Major League Baseball is already making Outsports headlines. First, a Christian former talk show host c
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Michael Sam will be dancing. Two gay athletes u...
Michael Sam announced this week that he will be on ABC's hit show 'Dancing With The Stars' this season. Some people are excited to see him dance, while others h
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Do LGBT athletes have a responsibility to come ...
This podcast brought to you by AT&T. Over the years we at Outsports have seen the incredible power that athletes, coaches and other people in sports coming
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Richie Incognito gets a job after bullying repo...
After being excoriated in The Wells Report, which revealed homophobic bullying by Richie Incognito and other members of the Miami Dolphins, Incognito has been s
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Super bowl recap and upcoming headlines
It was a great Super Bowl for Outsports. Even though it was truly the Super Bowl from Hell for Jim Buzinski, Outsports became the first LGBT publication to be c
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How gay is Super Bowl XLIX between the Patriots...
Almost a year after Michael Sam came out as gay, the topics of gays in the NFL is all but absent at this year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the
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The limits of reporting on gay rumors of pro at...
Rumors have been rife for years about Troy Aikman being gay, which he has long denied, most recently this month. And when Aaron Rodgers had a falling out with h
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Parents forbid gay wrestler from coming out
After finding strength by reading Outsports stories on gay athletes, this high school wrestler wants to share his story. Because of his parents, he has to atten
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Oregon v. Ohio State has key LGBT angles. Plus,...
College football fans finally got the national championship game they've been clamoring for for years, and it doesn't include anyone south of the Mason-Dixon Li
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Robbie Rogers triumphs; Michael's Sam's histori...
Almost two years ago, Robbie Rogers came out openly as gay and thought his pro soccer career was over. So it was exciting and memorable and historic when he sto
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MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out, Robbie Rogers ...
Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott did a "soft" coming out a couple months ago in Referee magazine, but it wasn't until we profiled him this week that most
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Outsports looks back at 15 years of sports stories
Outsports has been publishing for 15 years, ever since Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler sat down at a coffee house on Cape Cod and came up with the idea. Since then
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Hazing, homophobia, masculinity in the football...
At a New Jersey high school,  seven football players, ages 15 to 17, were arrested on a number of charges, including aggravated criminal sexual contact, in conn
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Gay former Minor Leaguer John Dellinger talks c...
Openly gay former Minor League baseball pitcher John Dellinger joins the Outsports podcast. He'll talk about life after baseball, any changes he may have seen
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Iowa coach comes out as basketball coaches bar ...
A junior high school coach in Iowa came out to a "homophobic" friend after a Hawkeyes basketball game and got quite the response. We'll talk about Evan Risk's
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RG3's Christian shirt causes a stir - like the ...
Robert Griffin III tried to wear a T-shirt at a post-game Washington press conference until he was stopped by someone from the NFL or the team. The T-shirt said
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Gay Catholic high school coach Nate Alfson join...
We'll talk about the Ray Rice issue today, how the NFL and other pro leagues are falling behind on social issues and whether sports should be - or even can be -
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NFL season kicks off! And what's next for Micha...
The NFL season kicks off Thursday, and we'll take a look at the teams we think are on the rise and which are headed for a decline. There are some great storylin
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Gay former college football players talk about ...
ESPN's report by Josina Anderson this week about Michael Sam's shower habits in the St. Louis Rams locker room has stirred quite a controversy about how the med
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Michael Sam's first game as a St. Louis Ram
Michael Sam will take the first for the St. Louis Rams for the first time on Friday in a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. It will be an historic g
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Is 15 yards enough penalty for gay slurs? Gay G...
The NFL officials are making it crystal clear to teams this week that gay slurs will not be tolerated on the field. While officials have had the ability to dete
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Tony Dungy doesn't want Michael Sam, Giants hir...
Tony Dungy created a firestorm this week when he told the world he would not have drafted Michael Sam. He claims he was being unfairly called anti-gay, despite
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Michael Sam's ESPY acceptance speech, plus Bill...
Michael Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs with a speech that left people across America in tears. Sam expressed a clear understanding of h
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Brad Thorson talks about being gay in college f...
Former Wisconsin and Kansas football player Brad Thorson came out publicly on Independence Day in a post on his blog titled "Seeing through the fog." Thorson j
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Mexico fans and their gay-slur chant. Gay high ...
Two big stories dominated the week for Outsports. First was Monday's Mexico-Croatia game, during which Mexico fans repeatedly chanted "puto." Many have labeled
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Gay slurs at the World Cup heard on TV
Mexico's soccer fans have brought their chant that's a gay slur to the World Cup in Brazil, using the phrase during the games against Cameroon and Brazil. Anyon
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Talking World Cup with LAG Confidential's Josie...
The World Cup is almost here, and joining us to preview the big event is Josie Becker from LAG Confidential. She covers the LA Galaxy, and we're sure she'll hav
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Olympic luger John Fennell joins us to talk abo...
Canadian Olympic luger John Fennell came out publicly this week. He talked about the mental struggle of being a closeted gay man trying to compete in Sochi, whe
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Jason Collins' season came and went. Plus, Chri...
Despite the meme that gay athletes are a distraction to their teams, Jason Collins' season with the Brooklyn Nets came and went. The Nets had a strong season wi
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Talking Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams and his...
Guest host Eric Leushen and Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch join Jim Buzinski to discuss Michael Sam. Now that Sam has been drafted in the NFL by the
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Talking Michael Sam's NFL Draft prospects with ...
This week we're talking about the big news in gay sports: Gay NFL prospect Michael Sam's draft prospects. He's been predicted to go anywhere from the third to s
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What does the reaction to Donald Sterling tell ...
The NBA has banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, but the fight is just beginning. Did the NBA have any other choice? What does the public reaction
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Anton Hysen joins us to talk about his new pro ...
Gay pro soccer player Anton Hysen has made the leap across the Atlantic Ocean and is now playing professional soccer for the Myrtle Beach Mutiny in South Caroli
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Cheering for anti-gay athletes. Who will draft ...
Bubba Watson won his second Masters tournament in three years. A number of people were cheering for "the other guys" becuase of comments Watson made last year w
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Derrick Gordon comes out. Anthony Nicodemo join...
UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon came out publicly as gay this week on Outsports and ESPN, making him the first Div. 1 male basketball player to do so. We
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