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Mariners to fly rainbow flag in support of same-sex marriage
By June 26, 2013 Read More →

Mariners to fly rainbow flag in support of same-sex marriage

SEATTLE – The Mariners will become the first Major League team to fly the rainbow gay pride flag at a game this weekend, in a show of support for same-sex marriage. By Hanna Brooks Olsen According to a spokesperson for the team, Safeco Field will fly the flag during the game against the Chicago Cubs […]

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Four HBCU’s in MLB Urban Invitational
By February 10, 2013 Read More →

Four HBCU’s in MLB Urban Invitational

The 2013 baseball is right around the corner and four teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference are poised to compete in the Major League Baseball Urban Invitational Feb. 22-24 in Houston. The 2013 Urban Invitational, which is returning to Houston for the second consecutive year, will exclusively feature four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) […]

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Review: ‘The Last Barrier’ A Sober Look At A Tough Topic
By December 11, 2012 Read More →

Review: ‘The Last Barrier’ A Sober Look At A Tough Topic

Gay Athletes Coming Out In Major Leagues Is Focus Of New Documentary In America’s four big-league sports–baseball, football, basketball, and hockey–the one remaining “untouchable” subject is that of gay athletes playing on their teams.  There’s been much speculation about whether, and when, an active major-league player might publicly reveal himself to be gay, and what […]

Yunel Escobar suspended by Toronto Blue Jays for homophobic slur
By September 19, 2012 Read More →

Yunel Escobar suspended by Toronto Blue Jays for homophobic slur

Shortstop suspended for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur in Spanish during game against Red Sox Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays, for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Pictures posted online showed the Blue Jays shortstop […]