Posts Tagged Gays and lesbians

Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

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Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell, left, speaks to moderator Harry Edwards in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Russell discussed using his platform in basketball to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

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UMass basketball player Gordon comes out as gay

In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon (2) makes his way downcourt against Ohio in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ohio. Gordon says in a televised interview that he is gay. Gordon made the announcement on ESPN on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)

UMass guard Derrick Gordon hopes his decision to become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball will inspire others.

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