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Adam Amel Rogers
Adam Amel Rogers studies the impact of entertainment and media on society at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. He has been a regular contributor to and featured on the NFL Network, and he is pursuing a master's degree in communication management from USC. Previously he worked at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and he completed two years of AmeriCorps service with the American Red Cross. Adam lives with his husband in Southern California.

Entries by Adam Amel Rogers

Witnessing the Ho-Hum History of Jason Collins

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 9:35 AM


One of my favorite lines from the film Rudy is when Rudy's dad first sees Notre Dame Stadium and he musters up all emotion to utter, "This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen."

That is what...

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On Jason Collins: Is This Real Life?

(3) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 2:52 PM

When I was a sports-obsessed child with a big secret, I would lie awake at night thinking about how cool it would be for one of my beloved Denver Broncos to tell the world that he was just like me. I was a big kid, so my fantasy openly gay...

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Dear Closeted Football Player(s): We Got You

(35) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 9:45 AM

CBS Sports is reporting that an active NFL player is contemplating coming out this off-season and OutSports Jim Buzinski says the report could be credible. There have been many rumors before, but there is something about this one that seems different.

It feels like the...

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The Gay Jackie Robinson Will Apparently Be White

(13) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 8:00 AM

For what seems like a lifetime, those who follow gay issues in sports have been addressing the same tiresome series of questions: "Is America ready for an openly gay athlete in one of the four major team sports?" "When will a current player finally come out?" "How will it affect...

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