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Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Says He Confessed To Being Gay Before Killing Himself

A NEW book written by former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer says he burst in to tears two days before he killed himself and confessed that he had homosexual relationships.

Jose Baez writes in his book Unnecessary Roughness that prosecutors in the former football player’s double murder trial were planning to question his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, about his affairs - one with a woman and one with another man.

The Boston Globe reports that Mr Baez says when he informed Hernandez of the prosecution tactic to shock Ms Jenkins into turning on her fiance, he broke down.

Gay couple featured on ESPN's 'We The Fans: Cowboys'

ESPN's new show 'We The Fans: Cowboys' will feature an interracial gay couple. Tim Sehon and Justin McCurry, from Arlington, Texas, cope with sharing their impending marriage with family, and together celebrate their favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys

Wrestler Randy Orton Under Investigation For Pulling Out Penis In Front Of WWE Employees

WWE says it is "looking into" old allegations of sexual impropriety against Randy Orton that resurfaced last week.

Former WWE writer Court Bauer accused Orton of exposing himself to new writers as a form of "initiation" in a 2012 podcast. The story gained traction after a Reddit user reposted the quote. 

Lebron James Salutes The Transwomen Of Pose

Basketball star Lebron James has thanked the women of FX’s Pose for being ‘inspirational.’

Last week, James posted a slideshow of notable women of color posing on magazine covers to Instagram.

The slideshow included images of Beyonce (on the cover of Vogue), Issa Rae (on the cover of Ebony), Tracee Ellis Ross (on the cover of Canadian Elle), Zendaya (on the cover of Marie Claire), the cast of Pose (on the cover of OUT Magazine), and more.

First Ever Male Cheerleaders Set To Make NFL Debut

The NFL is about to see its first-ever male cheerleaders.

Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be part of the Los Angeles Rams’ squad, while Jesse Hernandez will take to the field as one of the New Orleans Saints’ Saintsations.

The news is especially welcome after a year in which Washington Redskins player Derrius Guice said he was asked whether his mother was a prostitute and if he was gay during interviews for prospective teams.

Peron and Jinnies were accepted into the Rams’ squad in March.

Gay Couple Attacked And Left With Brain Injuries Ahead Of First World Cup Game

A gay football fan has been sent to hospital with brain injuries after being beaten by two men for their sexual orientation in Saint Petersburg. The Frenchman, arriving into Russia with his boyfriend in excitement for the World Cup, landed in the country to help support his nation, but has been left with serious injuries after he was assaulted. 

NBA Star Reggie Bullock Makes LGBTQ Rights His Focus After Trans Sister Is Killed

Via Outsports: 

Detroit Piston Reggie Bullock has made LGBTQ equality a focal point of his life. Ever since his sister, Mia Henderson, was murdered in Baltimore in 2014, Bullock has struggled to make sense of the violence and understand the transgender community. Henderson was a trans woman.

Now Bullock is coming out of the shadows and making himself a champion of inclusion. He and the Pistons are working with national LGBTQ organization Glaad and other members of the community to build the conversation about inclusion in the NBA and beyond.

NFL Welcomes First Ever Male Cheerleaders

Though it’s common to see men cheering on the sidelines at football games at the high school and college levels — Samuel J. Jackson, Steve Martin, and George W. Bush all did their part for team spirit in their day — the Los Angeles Rams will be the first NFL team to have them on the field.

Good Morning America introduced newly minted Rams cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, who will make their debut in the 2018-19 season after an intense audition process.

Aaron Hernandez's Ex and Lawyer Both Say He Was Bi and Struggled With His Sexuality

Aaron Hernandez is no longer around to explain himself, but figures from his past are trying to separate the fact from the fiction in the life of the former Patriots star and convicted murderer.

In the 11 months since the 27-year-old hanged himself in prison, there have been unconfirmed rumors about the sexuality of the former Pro Bowler, and a new documentary features allegations from strong sources stating he struggled with his orientation.

Westboro Church Plans To Protest Gay Highschool Football Player

Everyone has free time, but I never want to have so much free time that I can protest a highschool student on a Monday.  

Students at John Burroughs School are banding together to show their support for a gay student-athlete ahead of a planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.

Senior Jake Bain is known as a star athlete at his school and is headed to Indiana State University to play football.

"He is a great athlete, but he's a better kid," said Andy Abbott, Head of School at John Burroughs. "He's a great student and he's a great friend to his peers."