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Remembering the First Openly Gay Pro Athlete

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 25, 2014

The media has done it again. And maybe their respective leagues have found a new media and marketing niche to latch onto. But when Jason Collins officially came out last summer, and Michael Sam just two weeks ago, the country began to seriously talk about openly gay athletes, and how groundbreaking it is for them to do what they're doing.

The word "courageous" comes up a lot when talking about those two. And, maybe understandably so depending on your opinion of gay athletes, let alone the timing of all of this coverage.

Yet, they aren't really breaking any new ground as far... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, history, out, espn, coming out, 2014, glenn burke, openly gay athlete, l.a. dodgers, 1978, jason collins, michael sam

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