Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.
San Diego Supervisor Ron Roberts announced yesterday that Ernest J. Dronenburg, the San Diego County Clerk who recently asked the California Supreme Court to halt gay marriages state-wide, will be the subject of a special meeting of the county's board of supervisors to be held next week.
MBTA Transit Police have charged two Quincy men with assault and battery, robbery and civil rights violations for allegedly taunting and beating a man at the South Station commuter rail station on July 20.
San Antonio city council is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination ordinance. However, the lies and misinformation that are being spread by anti-LGBT activists in Texas mirror those that are being made about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
The Arcadia Unified School District in California and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement to end the case concerning discrimination against a transgender student. The outcome is a victory for transgender students, and the district will immediately take steps to treat the transgender male student named in the case with the same respect as his peers.
Twenty years ago, the announcement probably wouldn’t have happened. Twenty years from now, maybe it won’t garner even a shrug. But today, Saunders boys basketball coach Anthony Nicodemo’s revelation he’s gay has stirred debate.