Posts by Aaron McQuade

GLAAD, Athlete Ally and You Can Play Respond to Anti-Gay Remarks from San Francisco 49er player Chris Culliver

January 30, 2013
Athlete Ally, You Can Play, and GLAAD, three organizations working for LGBT inclusion in sports, today released a joint statement in response to comments made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver.Read More

January 28, 2013

What if Manti Te'o had said "Yes, I am gay?" Part I

This post is not about whether he should have said that, nor about whether that's even the actual truth. Rather, it's about reassuring his young fans that, if it was true, and if that had been his answer, he would have found love and support in each and every one of the communities with which he identifies.Read More

January 15, 2013

Liz Carmouche Hopes Her "Lizbos" Will Soon Celebrate UFC Victory

Liz Carmouche is about to make sports history for two reasons. The mixed martial arts (MMA) star is about to become one of the first two women ever to participate in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight. She's also about to become one of the highest profile openly gay athletes in the world. Read More

December 25, 2012

Ten Memorable LGBT Sports Moments of 2012

There have been so many of these lists in the previous weeks. I've read several on this topic alone, and the great thing is that they all agree that 2012 was a truly banner year - to use a sports metaphor - for the elevation of this conversation into the public consciousness.Read More

December 11, 2012

Washington D.C. ESPN Radio Suspends Czaban and Pollin for Anti-Trans Segment

Following outreach from GLAAD, ESPN980 in Washington D.C. announced today that it has suspended Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, hosts of the "Sports Reporters" show, over a segment they ran last week in which the pair made fun of transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig.Read More

December 10, 2012

Washington D.C. ESPN Radio Hosts Inadequately Apologize for Calling Trans Basketball Player Gabrielle Ludwig "it,"

ESPN Radio hosts in Washington D.C. apologized today for having called a transgender basketball player "it" last week, but the apology only scratched the surface of how disrespectful the initial segment was.Read More

December 7, 2012

Repugnant NY Post Does Another Repugnant Thing

We know it's the New York Post. We know what their standards are, and they're not very high. Many of the writers and editors have made it clear that they could care less about the trans young people reading their paper - or parents and friends who have lost a loved one due to anti-trans violence.

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