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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

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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December 11, 2012

Washington D.C. ESPN Radio Suspends Czaban and Pollin for Anti-Trans Segment

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.
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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
December 10, 2012

Washington D.C. ESPN Radio Hosts Inadequately Apologize for Calling Trans Basketball Player Gabrielle Ludwig "it,"

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.
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