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

ESPN's Christina Kahrl: Gabby Ludwig deserves to play

As a society, we need to talk about a future that includes transsexual athletes, because they're here, and they've come to play. We need to understand and accept the reasons they should be allowed to compete, the same as everybody else.
December 12, 2012

Transgender Player Gabrielle Ludwig Mocked By ESPN Radio Hosts; Outlet Calls For Their Suspension

A gay sports outlet has called for the suspension of ESPN Radio/Washington D.C. hosts Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin for mocking transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig. (Hear the segment above.) Ludwig, 50, of Fremont, Calif., earned national attention last week when she made her debut for Mission College in the Bay Area 32 years after playing as a man in college. (Watch the video below.) Outsports says Czaban and Pollin committed a flagrant foul on their Thursday show, referring to Ludwig as "he/she" and "it" while making snide remarks about her appearance.

Huffington Post
December 11, 2012

Canadian Football Star John Cornish Thanks His Moms

Calgary Stampede Running Back Jon Cornish was named the CFL'S Most Outstanding Canadian. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his coaches, teammates and others. "Once again, I'd like to thank my mom -- well, my two moms," he concluded. "Because who are we without our families?" Cornish says he is "pretty outspoken" when it comes to gay slurs. "I don't like certain slurs being used and any time I hear them, I speak up," he told reporters when asked about the issue. "I think for the most part my team's pretty respectful."

December 3, 2012


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