Briefing

THE WEEK

WE WELCOMED GAY ATHLETES

Manti Te'o

Drafted as a linebacker by the San Diego Chargers

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Tim Tebow

Dropped as a quarterback by the New York Jets

'I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.'

JASON COLLINS, 12-year NBA veteran, writing in Sports Illustrated; he is the first male athlete in a major professional U.S. sport to publicly discuss his homosexuality

'Give me my husband back. At least I want to see his dead body if not alive.'

RATNA AKHTAR, searching for her spouse after an eight-story building housing five garment factories collapsed in...

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