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Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues
Rutgers fires head basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaces of him verbally abusing his players with anti-gay slurs.
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has invited GLAAD to speak to staff and talent after a video was posted online showing one of its stars, Bully Ray, subjecting a fan to an anti-gay tirade.
GLAAD is calling for Rutgers University to fire basketball coach Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him using anti-gay slurs to berate players at practices, while being physically violent.
Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
Documentarian Michiel Thomas explores the coming out process for for LGBT athletes through film, and hopes that his new project will provide the opportunity to give answers to the questions of stereotypes and misunderstandings about being an LGBT-identifying person in sports.
Major League Baseball hosted Darnell Moore, Aaron McQuade, and Wade Davis, Jr. at a recent conference for their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program. The conference included a session discussing the current atmosphere faced by LGBT youth in school and sports nationwide and the role coaches can play in fostering an inclusive environment for LGBT athletes.
In the effort to showcase positive LGBT advancements in athletics, GLAAD interviewed Cason Crane who is attempting to become the first openly gay man to scale the "Seven Summits".
NBA power forward Kenneth Faried received the NBA's 'Kia Community Assist Award' in February for his continuing efforts to advance equality, inclusion, and respect.