Reigning World Series champion, the San Francisco Giants, will be honored with the Corporate Leader Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 11, GLAAD announced today. The Giants will become the first professional sports team to be honored by GLAAD.
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association announce a continuing partnership with the You Can Play Projcet; becoming the first major professional sports league to make such an agreement.
Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
Documentarian Michiel Thomas explores the coming out process for for LGBT athletes through film, and hopes that his new project will provide the opportunity to give answers to the questions of stereotypes and misunderstandings about being an LGBT-identifying person in sports.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement demanding that the NFL investigate whether teams asked prospects about their sexual orientation during the league's pre-draft scouting combine.