Sports

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

December 25, 2012

Ten Memorable LGBT Sports Moments of 2012

There have been so many of these lists in the previous weeks. I've read several on this topic alone, and the great thing is that they all agree that 2012 was a truly banner year - to use a sports metaphor - for the elevation of this conversation into the public consciousness.
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FA says gay footballers should not be afraid to come out

Britain's Football Association is urging gay players to come out, saying they shouldn't be afraid to be open about their sexuality. FA chairman David Bernstein said the governing body's action plan to tackle homophobia in the sport means players should have the confidence to be openly gay.

Gay Star News
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December 21, 2012
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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.
ESPN.com
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December 12, 2012
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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
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December 11, 2012

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