Glenn Burke, the first gay man to play Major League Baseball, was a pioneer. That day, Burke, a tremendously talented prospect, after years of fighting his way through the minor leagues, became the first gay player in Major League Baseball history, though no one knew it at the time. He was a vivacious character, beloved by teammates for his energy and humor. He was also the man who invented the high-five.
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Singled Out tells the story of Glenn Burke, MLB's first gay player
Instead, they were marched one by one into a conference room at the tournament in suburban Seattle and asked about their "private sexual attractions and desires," and their team was stripped of its second-place finish after the men were determined to be "non-gay," they said in a lawsuit accusing a national gay sports organization of discrimination. The suit, filed Tuesday in U. At issue is whether the gay sports alliance violated Washington state's public accommodations laws by enforcing a rule limiting to two the number of heterosexuals who can play on a team. The squad made it to the championship game at the August tournament in Kent, Wash. But another team, the Atlanta Mudcats , which had lost to D2 in a semifinal game, complained that the San Francisco team had too many straights.
Three members of an amateur San Francisco team who said they were branded "not gay enough" and stripped of their second-place finish at the Gay Softball World Series have settled their lawsuit against a national gay sports organization. Roger Leishman, an attorney for the alliance, said the settlement Friday came a week after U. District Judge John Coughenour in Seattle ruled that the group had the right under the First Amendment to limit the number of heterosexuals who could play on a team to two. Apilado, Charles and Russ sued the alliance last year in U. District Court in Seattle, saying the organization had violated Washington state's public accommodations laws by enforcing the cap on the number of heterosexuals who could play on a team.