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Homophobia common in Australian sport—study

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

The first national study of homophobia in Australian sport released Wednesday suggests insults, jokes and discrimination based on sexuality is commonplace both on and off the field.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Reports: Ian Thorpe to reveal he is gay

Ian Thorpe

Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview with English talk show host Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US college basketball player announces he’s gay

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University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in the top U.S. men’s college basketball division.   Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. He said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player [...]

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Collins’ Nets jersey sale proceeds to go to gay rights groups

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The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ex-Germany midfielder Hitzlsperger says he’s gay

Thomas Hitzlsperger. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Former international Thomas Hitzlsperger became the first German footballer to say he’s gay.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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