Sports

July 13, 2012

NHL's Janssen Apologizes for Interview, Announces LGBT Support

New Jersey Devils player Cam Janssen today apologized for an anti-gay answer he gave this week, and expressed his personal support for the message of the 'You Can Play' campaign as well as the LGBT community in general.
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June 26, 2012

NBA Fines Stoudamire $50K for Anti-Gay Slur

The National Basketball Association on Tuesday announced it has fined New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire $50,000 for directing a gay slur at a fan via Twitter this weekend. GLAAD, along with our partners from Athlete Ally, will meet with executives at the NBA and WNBA in the near future to discuss the possibility of providing Ally Training to all players in both leagues.

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June 19, 2012

GLAAD and Athlete Ally Offering Trainings to Pro Teams

Following this weekend's historic LGBT Sports Summit at Nike Headquarters in Oregon, GLAAD is proud to announce that we are teaming up Athlete Ally and its founder Hudson Taylor to offer LGBT Ally trainings to all 141 major league sports teams.

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Campus Pride names top LGBT-friendly collegiate sports programs

In a first-of-its-kind assessment of collegiate athletic programs, Campus Pride’s ‘Out to Play List’ names the nation’s 10 most inclusive colleges and universities.

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March 28, 2012

MLS Suspends Player for Anti-Gay Slur

Today Major League Soccer suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for shouting an anti-gay slur at a ball boy during Friday night's game against the Seattle Sounders.

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March 5, 2012

You Can Play Campaign Launch Includes 12 NHL Stars

Over the weekend, the You Can Play project launched a truly inspiring campaign for LGBT inclusion in the world of sports.
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High School Athlete Tells Coming Out Story

Earlier this week, OutSports.com shared the story of Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school student who is gay, an athlete, and living in a small rural town in the United States.

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December 8, 2011

NBA's New Labor Agreement Includes Discrimination Protections

The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement includes language protecting players from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Canada's largest LGBT org. joins GLAAD in calling on NHL to take action

Canada’s largest LGBT organization, Egale, today joined GLAAD in calling on the National Hockey League (NHL) to take responsibility for the anti-gay actions of Philadelphia Flyers player Wayne Simmonds.

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