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First openly gay male in a major American sport


Major-league baseball player Glenn Burke was comfortably out to his teammates and friends in 1976—but back then, it was the press that wasn't ready for a gay male athlete.






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WestCoastAg
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Don't let ESPN know





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The Boat
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Another black guy? Lots of down low brothas.





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genro
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He also invented the high five. That's right, a gay guy invented the high five.





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Na Mean
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Had no clue about this. Good find.





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tiggerthetooth
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I can see how his homosexuality really altered the future for others.





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theunknownknight
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pretty sure corn-holers have been openly gay in American sports for years. They're called soccer players.





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Harry Caray
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quote:

pretty sure corn-holers have been openly gay in American sports for years. They're called soccer players.


well played.






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Na Mean
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They're called soccer players.








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Play major league baseball, take it in the ass, get AIDS and die. A true inspiration.





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pretty sure corn-holers have been openly gay in American sports for years. They're called soccer players.
Major American sports =\= soccer






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tzimme4
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The WNBA did it first brah, they get no respect from the media.





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ColaTiger
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I just wish I could go a day without homosexual thoughts. F--- the media





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225bred
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MLS has better average attendance than the NHL and NBA... Just sayin





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:themoreyouknow:





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rdw1690
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He also invented the high five. That's right, a gay guy invented the high five.

When you think about it, the high five is pretty gay so that makes sense.



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Tactical1
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MLB, nobody cared.





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ProjectP2294
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MLS has better average attendance than the NHL and NBA... Just sayin


On a raw number basis or pct of capacity basis?






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