Sports

March 14, 2013

GLAAD, You Can Play, NY Atty Gen. Schneiderman calling on NFL to address LGBT issues immediately

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.

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LGBT Pioneers Abound in Women's Tennis History

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.

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March 8, 2013

UFC fighter Liz Carmouche makes statement in support of Fallon Fox

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Li

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March 8, 2013

Attention sports radio: when covering trans athletes, reign in your uninformed hosts

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.

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March 7, 2013

MMA fighter Fallon Fox comes out as transgender

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.

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Acceptance of an Openly Gay Athlete Becomes More Mainstream on Sports Television

A recent episode of Outside the Lines showcases the fact that acceptance for openly LGBT athletes is becoming mainstream.

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February 27, 2013

Manti Te'o story leads to big question: Ex-Bears QB says gay NFL player would not be accepted.

In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.

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Nevin Caple's Mission to Change Intercollegiate and Professional Sports

GLAAD sits down with Freedom Sounds founder Nevin Caple to discuss her personal history as an LGBT athlete and how the Br{ache the Silence Campaign is advancing acceptance within women's collegiate athletics.
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Kenneth Faried highlights roadblock to LGBT inclusion in sports

Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried discusses the implications of an NBA player coming out as gay while simultaneously exposing the culture of locker room homophobia that still permeates most locker rooms
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New Study Highlights Postive Experience Team Sports Can Be For LGBT Youth

A new study published by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network reports on the experiences of LGBT youth in middle and high School athletic environments, and shows that while many LGBT young people still have negative experiences with sports, those who do participate see serious benefits.

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