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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
Following outreach from GLAAD, ESPN980 in Washington D.C. announced today that it has suspended Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, hosts of the "Sports Reporters" show, over a segment they ran last week in which the pair made fun of transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig.
ESPN Radio hosts in Washington D.C. apologized today for having called a transgender basketball player "it" last week, but the apology only scratched the surface of how disrespectful the initial segment was.
USA TODAY Sports profiled Mission College athlete Gabrielle Ludwig, who is transgender and plays on her school's women's basketball team in California.
GLAAD is speaking with league officials from the NFL following the use of an anti-gay slur on Twitter by Cleveland Browns Rookie LB Tank Carder. We are also in communication with several other LGBT sports organizations who have been in contact with the Browns organization.
This week saw the debut issue of StandUp Magazine, a publication focused on highlighting positive stories of inclusion and fairness from the world of sports.
The TV landscape will take on a purple hue tomorrow when scores of media corporations, networks, outlets, and personalities take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth.