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You Can Play, an advocacy organization dedicated to building bridges between the LGBT community and the world of athletics has just launched its "High Five" initiative which works to create meaningful connections between LGBT youth and leaders within the professional sports community.
Former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley is banned from a radio program on WTOP radio after using a gay slur in reference to Troy Aikman.
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says he is just a “concerned citizen” with no agenda other than to make the world a better place
Two of the major sports leagues, the National Football League and Major League Baseball went purple during games schedule for Spirit Day.
Former professional football linebacker and outspoken gay rights advocate Scott Fujita has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons in the league.
Brendon Ayanbadejo is currently discussing the possibility for multiple NFL athletes to come out at the same time in an effort to distribute the pressure among the players.
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Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement demanding that the NFL investigate whether teams asked prospects about their sexual orientation during the league's pre-draft scouting combine.