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The WNBA has become the first professional sports league to market specifically to the LGBT community.
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.
The Portland Trailblazersr took their team name to another level by aligning themselves with Oregon United For Marriage and supporting marriage equality.
After coming out to his family, friends, team mates and coaches recently, Derek Schell is the first openly gay NCAA Division II basketball player.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last weekend, the NBA became the first league to take GLAAD and Athlete Ally up on our offer to provide ally trainings to professional athletes - the latest in a series of big steps being taken to potentially pave the way for an openly gay male athlete in the world of major league team sports.
The National Basketball Association on Tuesday announced it has fined New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire $50,000 for directing a gay slur at a fan via Twitter this weekend. GLAAD, along with our partners from Athlete Ally, will meet with executives at the NBA and WNBA in the near future to discuss the possibility of providing Ally Training to all players in both leagues.