WNBA launches LGBT web site, deepens relationship with LGBT fans
The WNBA has become the first professional sports league to market specifically to the LGBT community.
UMass guard comes out as first openly gay male NCAA Division I basketball player
Derrick Gordon, a guard at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has come out to ESPN as the first openly gay male NCAA Division I basketball player.
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.
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.