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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Articles tagged: gay athletes

Daniel Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual ‘lifestyle’

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was open to interacting with Billy Bean when the former MLB player came to Mets camp on Tuesday, but he said afterwards that he does not agree with the homosexual man’s “lifestyle.” Bean, who played with three teams during his six-year career, publicly announced he was gay in 1999,…Read More

Dale Scott is first MLB umpire to come out as gay

Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott recently became the first official in a major US sport to come out as gay. Scott first discussed his private life in the October issue of Referee Magazine, and he provided a photo of himself with his husband for the feature. Scott’s husband, Michael Rausch, has been his partner…Read More

Mike Sims-Walker doesn’t get the whole coming out as gay thing

Remember Mike Sims-Walker? Sure you do. He’s the guy who had one or two decent seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars about five years ago before he suffered a knee injury and nobody wanted him anymore. But he still kicks around on Twitter, and like many others he offers some hard-hitting views on controversial topics. For…Read More

Arizona State OL Chip Sarafin comes out as gay

Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin publicly came out as gay in a magazine article published this month. Sarafin, who is a redshirt senior and originally walked on to the Sun Devils football team, told Phoenix-based Compete magazine that he came out to his teammates last spring. “It was really personal for me and it…Read More

UMass guard Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay athlete in men’s Division 1 college basketball on Wednesday. Gordon, a sophomore guard who averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for UMass this season, made his revelation in interviews with OutSports.com’s Cyd Zeigler and ESPN W’s Kate Fagan. “For this to be happening right now, me…Read More

Lobbyist Jack Burkman drafts bill to ban gay players from NFL

Washington, D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman announced on Monday that he is drafting a bill that would seek to ban gay athletes from being able to play in the NFL. Burkman said he got the idea for the legislation when Michael Sam came out two weeks ago. “We are losing our decency as a nation,” he…Read More

Survey: 86% of NFL players fine with gay teammate

Michael Sam is likely to become the first openly gay player in the NFL come draft time in May, and there has been plenty of debate over whether he will be accepted by his teammates or not. If a recent survey of 51 anonymous NFL players is any indication, Sam should feel pretty welcome. ESPN.com’s…Read More

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