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Stanford covered up ‘homophobia’ to kick me off team: swimmer

A four-time All-American swimmer at Stanford University says he was “kicked off” the team because he’s gay. Abrahm DeVine posted on Instagram Sunday about the alleged discrimination he’s endured as the only openly gay swimmer “at my level” while calling for changes to the “homophobic aspects” he claims dominates collegiate athletics. “Why is it my job to educate coaches and athletes at the most resourceful university in the world?” the two-time NCAA 400-meter individual medley champ wrote. “I cannot continue to try to engage people in this conversation when there is so much fragility to obscure my humanity and character, so much rhetoric to keep me silent.” DeVine, a 23-year-old Seattle native who was a four-t ...