We respect the game and everyone who plays it, win or lose. Shouldn't that sense of camaraderie exist in every facet of sport? A winning team is a team that makes everyone welcome, no matter who they are. Find out how your team can take the Team Respect Challenge.

Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project’s mission is to assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The GLSEN Sports Project fills a critical gap and adds a vital new dimension to GLSEN’s work to create a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

All photos used on the Changing the Game website are courtesy of Advisory Board Member and artist Jeff Sheng. In 2003, Jeff began photographing "Fearless," a project on “out” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes on high school and college sports teams.

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GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

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