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“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

TweetIf you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at [...]
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Quote of the Day: “Being who you are can take practice”

TweetIt’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo – an excerpt from her new memoir – about her “big, long process” of coming out and growing into her own identity. Tweet
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Girls soccer team in Colorado wears hijabs in solidarity with Muslim teammate

Tweet How great is this? At a recent match, referees told Samah Aida, a high school soccer player in Colorado, that she wasn’t allowed to wear her hijab on the field. The refs claimed that it posed a safety risk — not actually true according to soccer’s governing body FIFA, which recently lifted their ban on [...]
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Watch: Sports anchor quotes Audre Lorde in support of gay football player Michael Sam

TweetSeriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way to the glorious end when Hansen drops some Audre Lore on his viewers: “It is not our differences that divide [...]
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Quick Hit: While celebrating Mizzou’s Michael Sam, don’t forget rape culture still exists

TweetWhile we celebrate Mizzou’s Michael Sam and his courage for potentially becoming the first openly gay NFL player, we can’t forget the other reason his school and football team have been in the news recently. Tweet
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