Massachusetts' Derrick Gordon (No. 2) drives past Northern Illinois' Dontel Highsmith (No. 4) and Travon Baker (No. 5) during an NCAA basketball game in Amherst, Mass., on Dec. 14. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

Different Pulses Asaf Avidan
Kané Fauve
Tessellate Alt-J

Massachusetts' Derrick Gordon (No. 2) drives past Northern Illinois' Dontel Highsmith (No. 4) and Travon Baker (No. 5) during an NCAA basketball game in Amherst, Mass., on Dec. 14. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

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Dreaming Moon Magnetic Fields
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Laurel Francoeur's son Jeremy is severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, sesame and shellfish. Courtesy of Laurel Francoeur hide caption

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When Your Child's Food Allergies Are A Matter Of Life And Death

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Ted Leo and Aimee Mann join forces on a new album named for their collaborative songwriting project, The Both. Christian Lantry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ted Leo And Aimee Mann On Ego, Humor And The Uncanny Valley

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Inevitable Shove The Both
Lovers' Carvings Bibio