Sports

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

Ravens Linebacker Blasted for Support Of Marriage Equality

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo supports marriage equality. He has written about the issue for the Huffington Post and late last year he made a video for the organization Marylanders for Marriage Equality laying out his support. “Join me,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Rosenwald, Md. (The Washington Post)
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September 7, 2012
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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Member Lori Lindsey Confirms She's Gay

It has been quite the newsworthy summer for gay women in American soccer. Star midfielder Megan Rapinoe came out as a lesbian back in July and just this week openly gay USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. women to Gold at the London Olympics, announced she would be leaving the team in order to coach for her home country of Sweden.

SheWired
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September 6, 2012
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GW Joins ‘You Can Play’ Movement

In March, Dan wrote about a movement called “You Can Play”, a public show of support by NHL stars and other athletes for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender players.

George Washington University is supporting the issue on a collegiate level by releasing a video for “You Can Play,” pledging acceptance for all of their student athletes regardless of sexual orientation.

D.C. Sports Bog (The Washington Post)
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August 23, 2012
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Openly Gay Athletes Still Scarce At Olympic Games

Only a handful of Olympic competitors have publicly identified themselves as gay, including Hester, Rapinoe, U.S. basketball player Seimone Augustus, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham and South African archer Karen Hultzer, who came out to the media during the games.

Associated Press
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August 10, 2012
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