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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.

Virginia high school state tennis champ comes out to school on Twitter

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- When Virginia state high school tennis champ Michael Drougas decided to come out to his Salem High School on Twitter two weeks ago, he was nervous. He and Salem High reside in conservative western Virginia. He figured there was a pretty good chance the reaction wouldn't be so great.

"At the time I was scared, as I said in my note," Drougas told Outsports. "I was anxious to see what people thought. I idn't think people would be mean to me, but i didn't know if people would be awkward about it."

Groundbreaking Nike LGBT Sports Summit takes on bullying, homophobia and transphobia in sports

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Many of the nation’s top LGBT sports leaders joined Nike representatives at Nike World Headquarters for the first-ever Nike LGBT Sports Summit to combat bullying and anti-LGBTQ bias and discrimination in sports.

Advocates and organizations pooled their expertise and strengths over four days — June 14 to June 17 — to develop a unified plan to end harassment and discrimination against LGBT athletes and coaches in kindergarten through high school, college, recreational sports and professional sports.

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VIDEO: NFL players speak up as allies for gay athletes

A dozen professional football players were asked this week about their thoughts on gay athletes and expressed unanimous support to -- a story that has been picked up by mainstream media outlets, including CBS, NBC, Washington Post, and the NFL itself.

First openly gay pro athlete issues a challenge to all sports

When we put together our list of the 100 most important moments in LGBT sports history, we knew we’d probably overlook something.

Maybe an Austrian hurdler came out in the Eighties, or some Slovakian soccer player had said something horribly homophobic and damaging. And we may have missed something like that. to begin tracking 100 "moments" in LGBT-sports history

The year 2011 is just barely half over, but it will already go down in the LGBT history books, according to Cyd Zeigler, Jr., cofounder of

"If there is a tipping point in the long history of gay sports, 2011 is it," Zeigler wrote in his "Jock Talk Blog" this week, when announcing the list.

It certainly has been a year of firsts, but it is not the only year of firsts -- or memorable moments -- when it comes to LGBT Sports.