Young and Out on the Field

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The Los Angeles Times

Young gay athletes are finding it easier to come out of the closet to what was once a less receptive and understanding audience: their teammates. The article features several personal stories, including that of a college runner whose teamates consoled her “just like she was straight” when she revealed she had just broken up with her girlfriend, and other athletes whose teammates considered the news of their sexuality to be “no big deal.” Despite the more accepting atmosphere, however, some athletes are still ostracized by their teammates. July 28,