The National Football League passes on its chance to draft the first openly gay athlete in professional football, while straight ally and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe finds himself pondering his future in the NFL.
The National Football League meets with LGBT rights groups about the push to end homophobia in sports, at a time when speculation increases over whether the first gay player will soon come out in professional athletics.
"We're in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they're trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out."
by Megan Townsend - GLAAD's Entertainment Media Fellow
In 2012, quite a few famous faces came out as allies of the LGBT community to tremendous effect. Here are 10 of our favorite notable quotes from celebrities and public figures that spoke up for LGBT equality in 2012.