Outsports today premiered the video of Staci Slaughter, San Francisco Giants spokesperson, accepting the Corporate Leader Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday. They further went on to recognize the important work GLAAD is doing to the lead the conversation for LGBT equality in the sports world.
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The media is starting to pay close attention to stories surrounding LGBT athletes, fans and coaches.
University of Minnesota basketball star Trevor Mbakwe has joined the team of those opposing the state’s anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment.
It has been quite the newsworthy summer for gay women in American soccer. Star midfielder Megan Rapinoe came out as a lesbian back in July and just this week openly gay USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. women to Gold at the London Olympics, announced she would be leaving the team in order to coach for her home country of Sweden.
In a culture of increasing acceptance toward out individuals, in which the movement toward marriage equality sometimes appears unstoppable, sports remain one of the last frontiers of homophobic attitudes
"How can we be challenging homophobia when we’re saying. ‘You’re equal to me but you’re separate. I’ll go sign this [marriage] document here but you can go have your civil union,’ which is the same, but not, really.”
In March, Dan wrote about a movement called “You Can Play”, a public show of support by NHL stars and other athletes
Only a handful of Olympic competitors have publicly identified themselves as gay, including Hester, Rapinoe, U.S. basketball player Seimone Augustus, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham and South African archer Karen Hultzer, who came out to the media during the games.
Seimone Augustus is having a very good Olympic Games. The Minnesota Lynx star, who came out publicly as a lesbian earlier this year, has helped Team USA to the semifinals, with their latest game a thrashing of Canada, 91-48. On Wednesday, Augustus talks to ESPN's Outside the Lines about coming out publicly.
Long the public face and chair of Britain's Gay Football Supporters Union, athlete and activist Chris Basiurski was