LA Times -- Gay Student Athletes

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    Jul 29, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    I wanted to share these stories with the REALJOCK community.

    Young and out on the field
    An emerging generation of gay athletes in high school and college is changing the rules.
    By David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
    July 28, 2007
    http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-sp-gay28jul28,1,5154552.story


    There's also this companion piece, a sad story --
    Remembering a role model
    'Anthony made it OK to be gay in Banning,' classmates said of the charismatic football team captain.
    By David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
    July 28, 2007
    http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-sp-gayside28jul28,1,2796578.story
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    Jul 29, 2007 4:03 AM GMT
    Wow, thanks for posting those articles, Run_Bike. They are very moving. Those kids are inspiring.
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    Jul 29, 2007 2:31 PM GMT
    Truly a profile in courage. Thanks D for posting this article.
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    Jul 30, 2007 4:24 AM GMT
    Wow this is a great article and just goes to show that there are a lot of other gay athletes out there.

    Sometimes I just wish my gaydar was working so I could tell...LOL

    Thanks for posting it!
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    Aug 05, 2007 5:08 AM GMT
    For more about Anthony Castro, see:

    [link=http://outsports.com/local/2007/0124anthonytribute.htm]http://outsports.com/local/2007/0124anthonytribute.htm[/link]
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    Aug 05, 2007 5:09 AM GMT
    For more about Anthony Castro, see:

    /outsports.com/local/2007/0124anthonytribute.htm>http://outsports.com/local/2007/0124anthonytribute.htm
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    Aug 05, 2007 5:11 AM GMT
    OK, one more time and I'm off to bed:

    For more about Anthony Castro, see:

    http://outsports.com/local/2007/0124anthonytribute.htm
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    Aug 28, 2007 2:16 PM GMT
    On a related note, for anyone who missed it, there's a great video/interview with Andrew Goldstein the out Dartmouth lacrosse goalie:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9PkfyfHoqc

    Watch him run the whole length of the field - kid's got some wheels!
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    Aug 28, 2007 3:18 PM GMT
    Oy, that last one on Andrew Goldstein made me sad! Im glad he has the strength to be out!
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    Aug 28, 2007 3:47 PM GMT
    Ha, I went to the same high school as Goldstein. It's funny because watching the news piece you would think he came from some conservative upbringing but our high school is actually really progressive, pretty gay-friendly and hugely low on jock culture. Not that that diminishes his conflict or achievements in any way - but an interesting background detail.