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The world of sports hasn't always been so supportive of the LGBTQ community, but things are changing, and that's exactly why it's more important than ever for Hornet to cover all the latest breakthroughs in gay sports news. Every culture seems to love watching people compete. Today sports events draw massive crowds and millions of viewers on TV as we watch athletes compete to be the best. Though the LGBTQ community has long been on the outside of the professional sporting world for generations — and being "out" was simply out of the question for most pro athletes — the world now has more openly gay sports stars than ever. Take a look at all the ways the world of sports and the LGBTQ community are coming together. Everyone in the LGBTQ community can find something to appreciate about the nature of competition. Take a stroll through our favorite gay moments from all things gay sports.
Sports
Baseball’s First Out Player, Glenn Burke, Created the High-Five, Briefly a Symbol of Gay Pride

The high-five was invented by Glenn Burke at a Dodgers game in 1977, but what many people don’t know is that Burke was also the first openly gay player

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10 Things I Learned by Joining a Gay Men’s Wrestling Group

After a lifetime of whacking off to pro-wrestling, I joined a local gay wrestling group. It wasn’t as erotic as I thought, but here’s what I learned

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Grappling With Homophobia: A Short, Campy History of 9 Gay Pro-Wrestling Characters

These 9 gay wrestling characters from U.S. pro-wrestling show the sport’s uneasy relationship with homosexuality (although some of them are kinda great)

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Homophobes Unfurled a Disgustingly Homophobic Banner at a Warsaw Soccer Game

During a recent match, homophobic fans unfurled a giant banner inside the stadium which read, “[Keep] Warsaw free from faggots”

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Michael Sam Says He Regrets Coming Out as Gay Before the NFL Draft

During a speech at the University of New Mexico, the football player said he regrets coming out when he did

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Here’s Why This All-Star Football Player Wishes He Came Out of the Closet Sooner

Landon Foster worried he couldn’t be an out gay man in the NFL, so he bowed out of football, a decision he regrets; but he’s out and proud now

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Nightlife
Get Your Game On at North America’s Top 10 Gay Sports Bars

Looking for a place to watch your favorite team play? Well, we’ve rounded up some of the best gay sports bars to visit when you’re traveling. 

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These Male NFL Cheerleaders Will Be Doing Their Thing at the 2019 Super Bowl (Video)

Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will be some of the first male NFL cheerleaders to appear at the Super Bowl

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Naked Rugby Players Removed From Facebook for 24 Hours for Promoting New Calendar

After promoting their annual calendar on Facebook, the players had their post removed and were told they went against community standards

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Kings Cross Steelers, the World’s First Gay Rugby Team, Sound Off on Teamwork and Brotherhood

There are several gay rugby teams today, but it all started in 1995 in London, when the Kings Cross Steelers were formed

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