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Derrick Gordon helps American sports take another step towards tolerance
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American sports took another major step towards universal tolerance today when sophomore UMass guard Derrick Gordon came out today as the first openly gay NCAA men’s Division 1 basketball player.

“Now that I’m taking the mask off, people can finally see who I really am,” the 22-year-old Western Kentucky transfer told SB Nation’s Outside Sports, who broke the story this morning. More

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Mozilla CEO: how far does ‘slippery slope’ argument go?
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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned on Thursday amid controversy surrounding his $1,000 contribution to an anti-gay marriage campaign, Proposition 8, in California back in 2008. Predictably, the Internet has processed the story through the independently operated left and right hemispheres of its brain, with one side praising the tech company for distancing itself from a highly qualified businessman with divisive personal convictions while the other has decried the pressure on Eich as an infringement of his right to free speech. More

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Tom Daley: Something I want to say...
Queer celebrities find new ways of coming out to the public
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Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, LGBTQ celebrities came out to the public through cover stories in magazines. These publications reached the widest audience at the time, but now with blogs and social media, a celebrity doesn’t need that middleman and can communicate directly with their fans if they wish to come out. Sure, we all know this. But recently, a few celebrities have taken an even newer, different approach, coming out as people with fluid sexualities that can’t and shouldn’t be defined. More