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NFL player to work with LGBTQ group after anti-gay remarks
2013-02-06

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In the wake of anti-gay remarks he recently made, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will work with the Trevor Project to learn more about LGBTQ youth, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Before the Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver reportedly said that gay teammates would not be welcome in the locker room, according to MercuryNews.com . In addition, Culliver suggested that gay athletes keep their sexuality private until 10 years after they retire. He later said he was "just kidding around" and apologized.

According to NFL.com, the team responded with a statement: "The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."

Football player/gay-rights advocate Chris Kluwe said, "While he's certainly entitled to speak his mind, Culliver is a role model whether he likes it or not.

"There are kids all over the United States who aspire to be right where he is and he has an obligation to consider the effect of his words. Kids are listening."

His cousin, Andrew Brown, is one of the directors of "Word Is Out," a 1977 documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, the Chronicle reported.


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