Sports

December 25, 2012

Ten Memorable LGBT Sports Moments of 2012

There have been so many of these lists in the previous weeks. I've read several on this topic alone, and the great thing is that they all agree that 2012 was a truly banner year - to use a sports metaphor - for the elevation of this conversation into the public consciousness.
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November 15, 2012

British Rugby Champ and LGBT Ally Ben Cohen Launches StandUp Magazine

This week saw the debut issue of StandUp Magazine, a publication focused on highlighting positive stories of inclusion and fairness from the world of sports.

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LGBT Sports Leagues Join #SpiritDay

Over a dozen sports organizations have signed on to go purple for this year’s Spirit Day, helping ensure that the anti-bullying message is seen and heard around the country by fans of basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, wrestling and racing.

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October 18, 2012

NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, NASCAR Diversity to all support #SpiritDay

In an unprecedented show of support, the six most prominent American major sports leagues will all ‘go purple’ with GLAAD for Spirit Day on Friday, October 19, in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
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October 4, 2012

World Class Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Comes Out

31 year-old featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, who represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympic Games and is currently ranked 4th in the world, has come out as gay.

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September 18, 2012

Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar to Work With GLAAD and You Can Play, following anti-gay slur

Today, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar will work with GLAAD and the You Can Play project, after he was seen with an anti-gay slur written in Spanish on his eye-black over the weekend.

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September 18, 2012

MLB, Toronto Blue Jays to Address "M*ricon" incident

GLAAD has spoken with both Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays organization this morning, regarding anti-gay language that was written on shortstop Yunel Escobar's eye-black this weekend.

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August 24, 2012

GLAAD Teams with Athlete Ally to Train NBA Rookie Camp

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.

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Video: London Olympics showcases photos of gay and lesbian athletes

As part of Pride House 2012 at the London Olympic Games, American artist Jeff Sheng presents Fearless, a photography series about openly gay athletes.
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