College Coach Apologizes For Anti-Gay Remark Made To Ex-Cards Minor Leaguer

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Grand Junction, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado Mesa University assistant baseball coach has apologized for using what an investigation concluded was an anti-gay remark in front of a gay player who said he eventually left the game because of homophobia.

Sean McKinney apologized for the remark he made while talking about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shephard in front of players, including Tyler Dunnington.

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Bryant University men’s basketball coach comes out

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Division I men’s basketball has its first openly gay coach.

Bryant University assistant coach Chris Burns came out publicly in a personal essay posted Oct. 7 on Outsports.com.

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Marshall University Football Player Charged With Assaulting Gay Couple

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A college football player has been dismissed from the team and charged by police after attacking a gay couple because he saw them kiss.

Steward Butler, a running back with Marshall University’s football team, is accused of assaulting Casey Williams, 20, and Zackery Johnson, 21, in Huntington, West Virginia after seeing the couple exchange a kiss while they walked back to their hotel room from a local club.

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Indiana pizza shop threatened on Twitter, coach fired

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DUNLAP, Ind. – A northern Indiana school district says it has fired a coach who tweeted about burning down a pizza shop after its owners said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.

Concord Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs confirmed to The Goshen News that Jessica Dooley was terminated on April 20. Dooley was the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs.

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N.C. coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

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Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976, an induction into basketball’s Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, and built a church that supported LGBT issues has died. He was 83.

The retired coach died “peacefully” at his North Carolina home Feb. 7, the school said in a statement from Smith’s family. He was with his wife and five children.

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‘Glee’ tackles the ‘T’ in ‘LGBT’

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Anyone who knows me knows I love Glee! It’s a show about singing and dancing and musical theater and show tunes and Journey. I also love Glee because of the issues it has been known to confront each week.

Glee has done a fine job of interweaving modern-day issues into their storylines for various characters—teenage pregnancy, body image problems, interracial dating, domestic abuse and handicap youth. But the biggest issue Ryan Murphy has tackled is the struggle and rise of issues among LGBT youth and young adults.

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Mexico coach defends gay slur chant by crowd

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Santos, Brazil – Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.

Mexico fans shouting the slur as the rival team’s goalkeeper takes a goal kick is “not that bad,” Herrera said Friday.

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