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March 18, 2014

Ger Brennan, captain of St. Vincent’s All Ireland club team, makes casual remark in speech at end of tournament

It was the end of a successful tournament for the All Ireland football club St. Vincent's when captain Ger Brennan made a very casual but powerful victory speech remark.

Holding a microphone and addressing a large crowd on Sunday (16 March), Brennan expressed his thanks to those who supported the team through its final victory over Mayo’s Castlebar Mitchels in Dublin's Croke Park.

March 1, 2014

Simple gesture makes NFL debate over Michael Sam seem a bit silly

The prospect of an openly gay player named Michael Sam joining the NFL has some players - retired and active - going on as if the Earth was going to stop rotating on its axis.

'What if he pats someone on the butt?' wondered one alarmed former player.

Meanwhile, openly gay NBA player Jason Collins has played two games for the Brooklyn Nets this week without incident and soccer's Robbie Rogers is about to begin another season with the Los Angeles Galaxy after coming out a year ago.

March 1, 2014

Simple gesture makes NFL debate over Michael Sam seem a bit silly

The prospect of an openly gay player named Michael Sam joining the NFL has some players - retired and active - going on as if the Earth was going to stop rotating on its axis.

'What if he pats someone on the butt?' wondered one alarmed former player.

Meanwhile, openly gay NBA player Jason Collins has played two games for the Brooklyn Nets this week without incident and soccer's Robbie Rogers is about to begin another season with the Los Angeles Galaxy after coming out a year ago.

May 18, 2013

He and LA Galaxy teammates have been practicing with Robbie Rogers

Soccer pro Robbie Rogers came out publicly as a gay man in February then promptly retired from the sport.

But he's been practicing in recent weeks with the Major League Soccer team the Los Angeles Galaxy including forward Landon Donovan.

If it works out that Rogers joins the team, he will become the first out player in the league, something Donovan thinks players and fans are ready for.

He said of Rogers: 'We recently had a player come play with us who has declared publicly that he's gay, and it's been a very, very good thing for our team.'