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Some people are really hating male cheerleaders in the NFL

History was made in the NFL this month as they have officially hired their first male cheerleaders, one of them being Jesse Hernandez of the New Orleans Saints' Saintsations. He is only one of three other men who cheer on their teams. 

But that prestige also comes with harsh criticism, especially from homophobic fans who take to social media to air their grievances. 

Sharice Davids: Native American, Ex-MMA figher, lesbian and maybe future congresswoman

Sharice Davids could become

Sharice Davids is an ex-mixed martial arts fighter, a lesbian, an entrepreneur and Native American. She can also add Democratic nominee for a U.S. House seat in Kansas to that list. 

On Tuesday she won the primary in Kansas' 3rd district and she will face opponent Kevin Yoder (R) come November. 

Pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for homophobic and racist tweets

In another case of a baseball sports star having to apologize for tweets he made in his youth, Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb left Twitter because of the many homophobic and racist things he wrote on social media that recently came to light.

Newcomb, 25, was only 18 when he posted the offensive content to his feed. He mostly used a homophobic slur when tagging his friends. 

Gay fan brightens up Russian World Cup with Pride flag

Russian soccer fan waves the Pride flag every time his Moscow team scored a goal.

Despite warnings from LGBT watchdogs worldwide, the President of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Alexander Agapov, is showing LGBT pride by waving his rainbow flag at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium during the World Cup against Saudi Arabia.  

Red Sox Insta filled with homophobia after Pride night

Like San Diego’s “Out at the Park,” the Boston Red Sox has a Pride night and they celebrated it on Thursday night with LGBT fans and allies. They painted their pitching mound with a rainbow logo and documented the whole thing on social media.

Pro wrestler gives boyfriend a lyrical gift

Anthony Bowens is a pro wrestler who identifies as bisexual. His boyfriend Michael Pavano was celebrating his 24th birthday and Bowens wanted to give him something unique, not just the regular cards or flowers. So he found a music app and with the help of a friend created the song "How We Met."