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 Basketball Coach Fired after Video Surfaces of Him Issuing anti-gay slurs to Players; GLAAD and The Tyler Clementi Foundation React
Rutgers fires head basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaces of him verbally abusing his players with anti-gay slurs.
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.