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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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A Fourth Major League Baseball Player Apologizes for Past Racist and Homophobic Tweets

Michael Kopech, a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has apologized for racist and homophobic tweets he made when he was a teenager

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The Last Major League Baseball Team Without a Pride Night Just Caved (Sorta)

“You can’t pander to the community and put it on the website saying there’s a ticket package and rainbow item. You have to practice what you preach.”

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Two Professional Male Baseball Players Shared a Moment of Intimacy in Their Recent Game (Video)

Atlanta Braves player Ozzie Albies shared an intimate moment with Ronald Acuña Jr. during a recent game, letting us see a rare moment of affection between two pro-athletes.

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Bad Sportsmanship: Anti-Gay Tweets From Two More Pro Baseball Players Discovered

Two more professional baseball players have been identified as sending anti-gay tweets in their younger days: Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, both 25, came under fire Sunday, just days Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader was ordered to attend sensitivity training for homophobic and racist tweets[…]

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Culture
That Pitcher Who Wrote Racist, Homophobic Tweets Got a Standing Ovation, Because the World Is Now Garbage

Fans gave a standing ovation to Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader after tweets surfaced in which he declared ‘White power’ and ‘I hate gay people’

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Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader Forced to Take Sensitivity Training for Tweeting ‘I Hate Gay People’

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader apologized for racist and homophobic tweets he sent in 2012.

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For the First Time Ever, Every Major American Pro Sports League Will March in NYC Pride

For the first time ever, the NFL and MLB will join the NHL, NBA and WNBA to take part in this year’s march

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The Ultimate Guide to L.A. Pride 2018

Here’s everything you need to know, from what’s in store, who’s headlining the big festival and all the weekend’s adjacent events

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Don’t Be Dumb at Brunch: DragCon Is Coming, and Trump Gets Schooled by a Teacher

In this week’s look back, we get super excited that DragCon is coming and celebrate the teacher who wore Pride pins while meeting Donald Trump

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