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WNBA to Market to LGBT Community

By Doug Feinberg | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

New Sports Playbook: How to Come Out as Gay

By David Crary | Monday May 5, 2014
A new type of playbook is fast evolving in the world of sports: An informal, commonsense protocol for how prominent gay and lesbian athletes can come out with maximum acclaim and minimum turmoil.

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

Brooklyn Server Sues Houston Rockets for Using Anti-Gay Slurs

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A food server from Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit against the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, alleging some members from the team used anti-gay slurs towards him while he helped set up a buffet in the athletes’ locker room last year.

Nets Sign Jason Collins to Another 10-Day Contract

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Jason Collins’ second stint with the Brooklyn Nets will last at least 10 more days.

Collins, Nets Dealing With Bright Spotlight

By Anne M. Peterson | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
"I’m back playing basketball, so of course I’m enjoying this."

A Place for Collins, and His Style of Basketball

By Brian Mahoney | Monday Feb 24, 2014
NBA players insisted since last spring there would be a place in the locker room for Jason Collins.

Collins Becomes 1st Openly Gay Player with Nets

By Brain Mahoney | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday.

WNBA Players Get Fouls For Kiss on Court

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 27, 2013
Two WNBA players were assessed fouls for kissing during Thursday night’s game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx.

NBA Player Apologizes for Using Gay Slur During Game

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 23, 2013
An NBA athlete has come under fire after he used a French gay slur during a game last weekend.