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Undaunted Courage!

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

Tonight, at the All Star Game, Major League Baseball will honor a great, brave man -- an athlete who had to hide behind fear and shame while still trying to live up to his God given potential as a ball player.

Baseball's Gay 'Pioneer' To Be Honored By MLB

Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

It's been 19 years since Glenn Burke died. But he's finally receiving recognition for becoming the first former Major League Baseball player to come o...

A Star Is Born

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

On April 28, Collins was a respected journeyman backup center. On April 29, he found stardom in the hard and brave act of becoming a hero and role model for sexual minority youth. Lighting a path for others - few stars shine brighter than that.

Moment of Truth

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Jamie Lee Curtis

Yesterday Jason Collins changed the world forever when he told the truth. Yesterday Jason Collins told the NBA, the players and fans that he was a gay man. It is the moment of truth that the world has been waiting for.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Glenn Burke

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Glenn Burke became the first former professional baseball player to come out of the closet when he discussed his sexuality in 1982 in an Inside Sports...

Who Invented The High Five? | David Moye | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

Although the high five is a common celebratory tool for practically everything, its origins remained cloaked in controversy. At least three people ...

Baseball Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Despite its noble history in transcending American racism, in recent years, Major League Baseball (MLB) has hardly distinguished itself as a paragon of American virtue or a pioneer for social justice or moral clarity.