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Thomas Hitzlsperger, Robbie Rogers and the Plight of the ‘First Gay Footballer’

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger came out as gay in early January, and thus added yet another eloquent voice to the continued debate about the dearth of openly gay players in professional team sports. He cited the examples of trailblazers … Continue reading

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“You cannot choose your heroes. The moment chooses them.”

I was planning to write a broader piece about the recent tidal wave of gay rights progress and gay visibility in America, anyway; from gay marriage laws in Rhode Island, Minnesota, Delaware and Maryland; to the pending legislation in Illinois; … Continue reading

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