Sports

Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

Calling on Commissioners in Professional Sports to Take a Stand for Equality

ESPN's Howard Bryant discusses his thoughts on why no professional athletes who are still playing have come out this year, and he calls on the commissioners of the leagues to support equality openly in order to make the sports world more welcoming for any athlete who decides to come out.
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December 29, 2011
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College Athletes Step Up as Allies

Student athletes are stepping up to the plate, so to speak, to take a stand for LGBT equality. Recently, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., became the first Athlete Ally Ambassador School in the Northwest Conference.

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December 8, 2011

NBA's New Labor Agreement Includes Discrimination Protections

The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement includes language protecting players from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Advocates Laverne Cox and Chris Mosier Speak About Transgender Day of Remembrance

Two transgender advocates, actress Laverne Cox and triathlete Chris Mosier, share their respective thoughts and experiences around the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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After Anti-Gay Survey, Ex-Coach Remains a Guidance Counselor

As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”

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