Sports

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

October 22, 2014

Los Angeles schools get LGBT affirmation district wide for #spiritday

The most important part of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual worldwide stand against anti-LGBT bullying, is youth. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) set the bar high for getting students and the folks who work with them to go purple.

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ESPN employees take a stand for #spiritday

To celebrate Spirit Day, today ESPN employees sported purple and took a stand against bullying. ESPN’s Employee Resource Group members and supporters of ESPN EQUAL posed in in the ESPN Digital Center in support of Spirit Day.

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October 16, 2014

Major League Soccer is kicking it purple style to stop bullying this #spiritday

Major League Soccer (MLS) is standing against bullying and in support of LGBT youth today for #spiritday.

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October 16, 2014

The WNBA takes a stand for #spiritday

The WNBA took to social media this morning to stand against the bullying of LGBT youth for Spirit Day.

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October 16, 2014

The NBA goes purple for #spiritday

Today, the National Basketball Association stands in solidarity with GLAAD to speak out against LGBT bullying.

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National Hockey League teams go purple for #spiritday

The National Hockey League has gone purple for Spirit Day. GLAAD's partner, You Can Play, reached out to the NHL and several of the teams, who then tweeted their support for Spirit Day.

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GLAAD @ Work: Laverne Cox at Empire State Building and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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