At the end of the season last year, Jason Collins did an extremely brave thing and came out of the closet. Since coming out he has been a free agent, ready to be picked up by a team. Now, almost five months into the regular season, his time as a free agent came to an end when the Brooklyn Nets, who have been struggling all season, signed him to a 10 day contract!
In response to all of the coverage about Michael Sam, the guy who in all likelihood will be the first openly gay player in the National Football League, NFL Nation and ESPN Magazine surveyed 51 anonymous players in the NFL gauging their level of comfort with an openly gay player. The results are much what one would expect:
Although the survey showed that most players aren’t concerned with another’s sexual orientation, it also made clear the concerns that players would have with learning how to relate to an openly gay teammate.
Somehow, this little bit of information slipped under my radar! With the addition of Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog, every team in the National Hockey League has been represented in the You Can Play Project. That makes the NHL the first sports league to support LGBT rights all across the board!
It’s no big surprise the NHL is the first sports league to claim this award, as it was only April of last year when the NHL Players Association partnered with You Can Play Project.
Is, wait for it, 3D printed livers! I know! Holy bananas! One 3D printing company, Organovo, has already had much success getting liver samples to last for as long as 40 days, and with the 3D printing tech improving all the time, the chances of them actually producing the first working 3D printed human liver in 2014 isn’t too far-fetched.
Here’s the details as told by NBC News:
Placed in a standard Petri-dish culture, Organovo’s Murphy explained, liver cells will “stop functioning like the liver after 48 hours.” Using its 3-D printing technique, Organovo was able to get its liver samples to last for 40 days. This allows researchers to measure subtler and longer-term effects of drugs on the liver. Continue reading
If you haven’t seen the Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version), you need to.
The first gay wedding held at Fort Bragg’s Main Post Chapel. Video clip is of Major Daniel Toven and his husband Johnathan Taylor as they exit the chapel.
And finally, Jib Jab’s 2013 Year in Review after the jump!
Seth Anderson (left), and his husband Michael (right) are the first same-sex couple to marry in Utah since the Federal Court struck down the ban on gay marriage just this afternoon!
According to his twitter, Seth and Michael had some trouble with the DA in an effort to stop them, however stop them it did not! Congratulations to the beautiful couple, and to the many others who are getting hitched right now!
Gotta love that banner! AFC Wimbledon, helping combat homophobia in football (soccer)! And, as noted by John Green (also backed by PinkNews), they were the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans Against Homophobia campaign!
“AFC Wimbledon is an inclusive club where everyone is welcome, regardless of their background. Discrimination of any kind has no place on the terraces, on the pitch or in the dressing room. We are therefore lending our support to the campaign, and Saturday’s home match against Accrington Stanley is dedicated to the fight against homophobia. The club’s management and players urge supporters to help create a positive and inclusive atmosphere at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.” – AFC Winbledon