athletes

October 18, 2016

Amazin LeThi: The Power of Sharing Asian LGBTQ anti-bullying Stories

Amazin LeThi, the founder of the Amazin LeThi Foundation is the first Asian Athlete Ally Ambassador and a fearless fighter for anti-bullying in Asian LGBTQ community, LeThi has come a long way and realized how Asians stereotypes portrayed in media, the lack of exposure of Asians in media, and the short of support systems and a mirror image deepen the stigma for Asian LGBTQ communit.

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Snapshots: World Cup PSA, Fathers' Day, Carnegie Hall, and more

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

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March 17, 2014

VIDEO: Are there gay players on the PGA Tour? Brandt Snedeker says odds are yes

Although several athletes from different disciplines have public come out in the past year, not one professional golfer made such announcement. Brandt Snedeker, a professional golfer performing on the PGA tour spoke about this topic on a recent episode of "Feherty".

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February 7, 2014

GLAAD partners with Gay Games to present an LGBT inclusive sporting event

As the Winter Olympics are about to begin under a cloud of anti-LGBT violence and protest, GLAAD is proud to announce its partnership with the 2014 Gay Games.

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October 29, 2013

TAKE ACTION: Call on US Olympic Committee to host Pride House events in Sochi

Pride House International has launched efforts to partner with national houses at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
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October 28, 2013

Ayanbadejo reshapes LGBT advocacy in sports

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says he is just a “concerned citizen” with no agenda other than to make the world a better place

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Leaders in athletics receive positive responses to coming out

Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.

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Interview with Liz Carmouche: first openly gay MMA fighter, one of the first two female fighters in the UFC, and an inspiration to all

Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.

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