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Rev. Irene Monroe discusses the implications of Kwame Harris's decision to come out on national television.
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.
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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.
With recent discussion involving the possibility of a gay athlete coming out in American men's professional sports, one need only look to women's tennis to find examples of LGBT pioneers.
When news broke widely of female MMA fighter Fallon Fox coming out as trans, we figured it was only a matter of time before the incident reports started rolling in about sports radio. And sure enough, last night and this morning they started.
Professional MMA fighter Fallon Fox has come out as a transgender woman. GLAAD has been working with Fallon and various media outlets to make sure that her story is told accurately, respectfully, and in a manner that educates audiences.