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Action alert: Sign Chris Kluwe's petition to Minnesota Vikings to release report

LGBT advocate and former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has launched a petition on calling for the release of the results of an investigation that was launched following Kluwe's release from the team and his allegations of inappropriate conduct against the team.

The petition will go to Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings principal owner, and says: "Please stand against workplace discrimination and stand for LGBT rights by releasing the complete results of your organization's recent discrimination investigation to the public."

Here is the text of his petition:

NFL's first gay star talks about Michael Sam and his own shocking coming out in 1975

NFL's first gay star on Michael Sam and his own shocking coming out in 1975

In The Hollywood Reporter's annual Sports Issue, former Washington Redskins running back David Kopay, who scandalized an incredulous America, opens up about the reasons behind his decision, his life since then and his concerns for the openly gay rookie player.

On the eve of Michael Sam coming out:

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Olympic legend Ian Thorpe thanks supporters after coming out

A deluge of support has been showered on Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe after the Australian confirmed he is gay.

In an interview with British broadcaster Michael Parkinson screened Sunday night in Australia, the gold medal winner and Australia’s most-decorated swimmer in history says that he has dated women in the past but that he is gay.

Scores of celebrities and members of the public have heaped support on the 31-year-old for his bravery.

Thorpe tweeted: “To Everyone who has sent a message of support I sincerely Thank you!”

North Park to host World Cup block party on Sunday

SAN DIEGO, California -- Germany or Argentina? Who to root for in the World Cup title game?

Don your favorite team's colors and watch the World Cup this Sunday in North Park on a massive LED screen that will be set up on 30th Street between Lincoln and University. That block will be closed to traffic on Sunday for the viewing party.

The LED screen will be 11 feet by 20 feet

The pre-game broadcast will start at 11 am and the kickoff at noon. Early arrival is suggested, and entrances will open at 9 am.

Fans are invited to bring lawn chairs.

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Athlete comes out in a big way via Social Media

SAN FRANCISCO, California -- It came as no surprise to his teammates at the San Francisco Fog, the Bay Area's gay rugby team, but former NFL prospect Brad Thorson "came out" in a big way on Independence Day.

Thorson declared his independence from hiding in the closet, appropriately on the Fourth of July, by revealing the news on his "Seeing Through The Fog" blog on

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Historic: Australian gay rugby team to be first to play as part of a professional sporting match

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia’s first gay rugby union team (the Sydney Convicts) will make history as the first gay rugby team in the world to play as part of a professional match.

It’s only the second time in the world that a gay team has been invited to play a curtain raiser ahead of a professional game (the first time was at a French soccer game in 2006).

Former Padres star Billy Bean to be inducted in gay Sports Hall of Fame

CHICAGO, Illinois -- Former San Diego Padres star William Daro "Billy" Bean, who came out in 1999, will be among the Class of 2014 inductees in the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

Bean finished his Major League Baseball career with the Padres, playing in San Diego from 1993 to 1995. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1989) and the Detroit Tigers (1987-89). The left-handed hitter had a career batting average of .226 and played in the outfield.

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Aussie rules football player comes out

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rhyian Anderson-Morley has decided to come out in the most public way, penning a personal piece for The Age in Australia.

The 23-year-old hunk plays for the Yarraville Seddon Eagles Football Club, a semi-professional team based in the suburbs of Melbourne that competes in the Western Region Football League.

Anderson-Morley made a splash when he appeared on "The Voice Australia," supporting contestant Kat Jade and getting coach Kylie Minogue to autograph his chest (see Twitter photo accompanying this article).

He writes in The Age:

Surf & Turf Bowl kicks off this weekend

SAN DIEGO – Building on the success of last year’s tournament, the San Diego American Flag Football League’s Surf & Turf Bowl is back for its third year on April 26-27.

The only tournament of its kind on the West Coast, the Surf & Turf Bowl is expected to bring together some of the nation’s best LGBT and allies flag football teams as possible foreshadowing for the National Tournament later this year.

WWE divas and superstars join NOH8 campaign

LOS ANGELES -- The WWE has teamed up with the NOH8 campaign to send a clear message of support for LGBT Americans and same-sex equality. Various stars from the pro wrestling company are appearing in Adam Bouska's serial photo project stemming from the frustration he and partner Jeff Parshley felt when Prop 8 was passed in California.

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