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March 17, 2014

VIDEO: Are there gay players on the PGA Tour? Brandt Snedeker says odds are yes

Although several athletes from different disciplines have public come out in the past year, not one professional golfer made such announcement. Brandt Snedeker, a professional golfer performing on the PGA tour spoke about this topic on a recent episode of "Feherty".

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Trans sports writer and GLAAD Board Member Christina Kahrl responds to Grantland.com story on Dr. V.

Sports blog Grantland.com publishes two responses to last week's disturbing story by Caleb Hannan titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter," including one by trans sports writer, advocate, and GLAAD Board Member, Christina Kahrl.

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Transgender woman commits suicide following sports blog's decision to out her

Last week, the sports blog Grantland.com published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.

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February 15, 2011

Finding Allies in Athletics

There’s an instinct among many of us, no matter what issue we’re dealing with, to dismiss elements of our society that
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