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This morning, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and many of this year's nominees included out characters of color telling important stories and reflecting the true diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Christina Kahrl, a writer for ESPN, and member of GLAAD's board, and Tiq Milan, GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources to discuss reporting on transgender people, particularly in light of Grantland's salacious article, "Dr. V's Magical Putter," which outed Essay Anne Vanderbilt as a transgender woman.
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GLAAD is working with ESPN to address Chris Broussard's anti-gay comments on "Outside the Lines".
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.
In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.
Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried discusses the implications of an NBA player coming out as gay while simultaneously exposing the culture of locker room homophobia that still permeates most locker rooms
Following outreach from GLAAD, ESPN980 in Washington D.C. announced today that it has suspended Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, hosts of the "Sports Reporters" show, over a segment they ran last week in which the pair made fun of transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig.
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.