Philly Mag has an insightful look at the post-football life of Dorien Bryant, the first (almost) openly gay NFL player. The story is worth your time, if only because Bryant doesn't shy away from speaking his mind or gossiping.
This here's a good one, case you've never read it. Pamela Colloff's 2005 Texas Monthly profile of basketball coach Merry Stephens:
Lost in yesterday's important news was this "SUPER WORLD EXCLUSIVE" from MediaTakeOut: Kerry Rhodes kissed a dude on the head. And not just any dude, but a dude who is said to be Rhodes's assistant, and gay. [Update: We've taken down MTO's photos. See note at the bottom.]
How shocking would it be if Madonna brought gay themes to the Super Bowl halftime show? Not very. Throughout its history, the halftime entertainment has meandered from straight to gay and back again. (Click here for my homemade infographic rating the halftime shows from straightest to gayest.)
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