Basketball

October 16, 2014

The WNBA takes a stand for #spiritday

The WNBA took to social media this morning to stand against the bullying of LGBT youth for Spirit Day.

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October 16, 2014

The NBA goes purple for #spiritday

Today, the National Basketball Association stands in solidarity with GLAAD to speak out against LGBT bullying.

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August 5, 2014

First woman to referee the NBA marries her longtime partner

The LGBT community becomes more prominent in the NBA as one of the referees marries her longtime partner, Tanya Stine. In 1997 she became the first woman ever to referee an NBA match.

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October 18, 2013

Portland Trailblazers first NBA team to endorse marriage equality

The Portland Trailblazersr took their team name to another level by aligning themselves with Oregon United For Marriage and supporting marriage equality.

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October 7, 2013

Derek Schell, first NCAA Division II openly gay basketball player

After coming out to his family, friends, team mates and coaches recently, Derek Schell is the first openly gay NCAA Division II basketball player.

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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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April 29, 2013

NBA's Jason Collins comes out, makes history

In a Sports Illustrated article published online on Monday, 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first out gay active male pro athlete in the history of America's major leagues.

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April 3, 2013

Rutgers must fire basketball coach Mike Rice after violent, anti-gay tirade made public

GLAAD is calling for Rutgers University to fire basketball coach Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him using anti-gay slurs to berate players at practices, while being physically violent.

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