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Openly gay Olympic skater Blake Skjellerup does not have the financial resources to compete in the Sochi Olympics. That's why a new Indiegogo campaign is being launched to help get him there.
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Wade Davis has been announced as the new Executive Director of You Can Play, a group working for equality for all players in sports, regardless of sexual or gender identity. "Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect."
While waiting for his luggage at LAX some cameramen from TMZ asked him if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful. His response? "Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now I’m gay and I’m happy. Very happy."
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.
Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.
Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy accepted a Special Recognition Award from GLAAD's Wilson Cruz at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.
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.