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Last night on the FOX Studios Lot, GLAAD and FOX Audience Strategy hosted a panel discussion addressing LGBT media representations, and their importance in bringing about culture change.
Wade Davis, Executive Director of You Can Play, was called upon to speak to the St. Louis Rams after they drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay draft in the NFL.
You Can Play met with NFL coaches and general managers at the NFL annual meeting in Orlando on Monday. One coach said it was the best presentation he's seen.
This project, which unites two groups at the forefront of LGBT media advocacy and sports equality respectively, is the first of its kind.
Organist Cameron Carpenter was today announced as the first Musical Ambassador of the You Can Play Project, an organization working to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes.
After speaking to the media about Michael Sam's coming out, Wade Davis has penned an op-ed for Ebony.com, in which he talks about how both Sam and NBA player Jason Collins have broken the stereotypes that we have about the African-American community, as well as the LGBT community.
Gabriel Landeskog, the captain of Colorado Avalanche hockey team stood up for equality by speaking yesterday on behalf of You Can Play, an organization focusing on eliminating discrimination from sports. Thanks to Landeskog’s involvement, NHL officially became the first sports league in North America to include LGBT allies on every team.
2013 has been a year of memorable moments in sports for the LGBT community.
NFL Executives Troy Vincent, former cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dwight Hollier former linebacker for t
You Can Play, an advocacy organization dedicated to building bridges between the LGBT community and the world of athletics has just launched its "High Five" initiative which works to create meaningful connections between LGBT youth and leaders within the professional sports community.