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Here are some female pro athletes who came out years before Jason Collins

TweetWhile the sports world acknowledges the reality that prominent gay professional athletes like Jason Collins exist, our friends at Buzzfeed remind us that the ladies have been breaking barriers as self-identified lesbians for decades. Of course, it can’t be overstated how powerful Jason Collins’ coming out is–what the impact will be for other male athletes [...]
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Back in Steubenville, rape culture is still winning as football coach’s contract is renewed

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Mychal Denzel Smith. He is a writer, social commentator, and mental health advocate whose work on politics, social justice, mental health, and black male identity has appeared in outlets such as The Nation, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Gawker, Salon, The Root, and more. It seems simple enough: If you [...]
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Quote of the Day: “Don’t hide who you really are,” says Brittney Griner

Tweet Top WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner casually confirmed she’s gay in an interview with ESPN. “Don’t worry about what other people are going to say, because they’re always going to say something, but, if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are,” Griner told ESPN, before going into more [...]
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Fox News host decries American men’s “wussification” after abusive Rutgers basketball coach is fired

Tweet Yesterday Rutgers University fired its men’s basketball coach, Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him abusing his players both physically and verbally. In addition to kicking, shoving, and pelting them with basketballs, he used homophobic slurs against them including the f-word. After the video went viral, Rice was quick to apologize for the shameful behavior he [...]
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A mainstream media conversation about Steubenville and rape culture

TweetI was thrilled to be included in a conversation about rape culture last night on The Ed Show on MSNBC. The segment focused on the problematic media coverage of yesterday’s Steubenville verdict and included me, Professor Salamishah Tillet, and Irin Carmon. And what happens when you have three out feminists talking about rape culture on [...]
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