Sports

October 3, 2013

Dodger Stadium hosts LGBT Night OUT

On Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted their very first LGBT Night OUT. This moment in history was celebrated with guest star Jason Collins, Billy Bean, and Lance Bass.

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September 25, 2013

Three openly gay male athletes who are working it out

Months after going public about their sexuality, major league and pro athletes have found their careers heading in different directions.

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September 4, 2013

Snapshots: Transgender representation, Olympics, federal tax recognition

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 27, 2013

Help send gay speed skater Blake Skjellerup to the Olympics

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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August 26, 2013

Snapshots of our work: SRI, Wentworth Miller, and Chelsea Manning

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 23, 2013

Wade Davis announced as Executive Director of You Can Play

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."

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August 15, 2013

Video: WWE Superstar Darren Young comes out and WWE speaks out in support

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."

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Leaders in athletics receive positive responses to coming out

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.

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