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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A dozen professional football players were asked this week about their thoughts on gay athletes and expressed unanimous support to Outsports.com--a story that has been picked up by mainstream media outlets. The reports show that the NFL is not only tolerant of gay athletes, but in fact could be an environment that fosters understanding and acceptance.
In this edition of LGBT en Español, see how Spanish-language media outlets covered the rule change in Miss Universe that allows transgender women to compete, and how Mexican media reacted to a kiss between two soccer players, and more!
En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos la cobertura de medios de habla español sobre el cambio de norma en Miss Universo que permite a las mujeres transgénero competir, cómo reaccionaron los medios mexicanos ante un beso entre dos jugadores de futbol, ¡y mas!
Today Major League Soccer suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for shouting an anti-gay slur at a ball boy during Friday night's game against the Seattle Sounders.
Over the weekend, the You Can Play project launched a truly inspiring campaign for LGBT inclusion in the world of sports.
Earlier this week, OutSports.com shared the story of Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school student who is gay, an athlete, and living in a small rural town in the United States.
GLAAD this morning reached out to Vanderbilt University, after we became aware that students were planning to wear t-shirts that used sexual orientation as an insult during an upcoming (nationally televised) basketball game.
CNN political analyst Roland Martin posted an apology on his website following calls from GLAAD, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), bloggers, advocates and thousands of Americans.
This week’s flurry of reports regarding quiet curiosity and not-so-quiet interrogation of incoming NFL players on the issue of sexuality represents an obvious symptom of a deeper problem.
Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has joined the chorus of professional sports figures who are expressing their views on the possibility of having an openly gay teammate.
When the Mission College Lady Saints tip off their playoff game Friday night, 51-year-old Gabrielle Ludwig will mostly be worried about her injured ankle and how it might affect her team's winning streak.
Neither Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo nor Vikings punter Chris Kluwe have shied away from supporting gay marriage in a public forum.
Some day, an openly gay male athlete will play for a professional team. And Marc Burch, for one, believes Major League Soccer will be the trailblazer.
Retired quarterback Jim Miller said religion would be the reason an openly gay player would not be welcomed in the locker rooms and playing field of the NFL.
The elephant in Manti Te’o’s room isn’t all that difficult to address. Proper leadership from Roger Goodell’s office could fix the Te’o “problem” and move the Neanderthal sports world into the 21st century.
The Toronto Gay Hockey Association has partnered with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and this weekend the TGHA played an intrasquad game prior to the Marlies game.