Athletics

Find out how LGBT-friendly your college athletics department is with this new tool

Campus Pride, the leading national educational organization for LGBT and ally college students, is launching a brand new Sports Index to assess college athletics departments on their LGBT-friendliness and inclusion.

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September 4, 2013

Snapshots: Transgender representation, Olympics, federal tax recognition

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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August 27, 2013

Help send gay speed skater Blake Skjellerup to the Olympics

Openly gay Olympic skater Blake Skjellerup does not have the financial resources to compete in the Sochi Olympics. That's why a new Indiegogo campaign is being launched to help get him there.

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August 23, 2013

Wade Davis announced as Executive Director of You Can Play

Wade Davis has been announced as the new Executive Director of You Can Play, a group working for equality for all players in sports, regardless of sexual or gender identity. "Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect."

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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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June 25, 2013

Snapshots of our work: CBS, transgender reporting, Nike Athletics, 'Ex-gay' shutdown and more!

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