LGBT Sports Coalition supports open LGBT participation in Olympic Games

CHICAGO (August 1, 2013) – The members of the LGBT Sports Coalition stand united against the new onslaught of anti-gay laws adopted by Russia. With the world’s attention focusing more every day on the Olympic Games in Sochi this February, … Continue reading

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Tell Coach Nicodemo he’s a role model and has your support

Coach Nicodemo has been a high school basketball coach for 17 years, leading his student players to victory and positively shaping their lives. And he happens to be gay. Send a message to Coach Anthony Nicodemo and let him know … Continue reading

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There is still work to be done

Update: The Rutgers Athletic Department announced this morning that they have terminated the contract of Mike Rice.   Like many, I watched the recently aired video of Coach Mike Rice and the Rutgers University’s Men’s Basketball team in disbelief. Of … Continue reading

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Amping Up the Team Respect Challenge

Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland is aiming to be the first high school in country to have every team, take the Team Respect Challenge. Winning teams are united around a common bond of striving for excellence. Each team … Continue reading

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Outsports names Pat Griffin “Person of the Year”

From Outsports: You’d be hard-pressed to name two people who have collectively had a stronger impact on the gay-sports movement than Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll. These two pioneers have been working toward equality for the better part of 30 … Continue reading

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National Association for Sport and Physical Education Becomes A Teammate for Respect

GLSEN is excited to share that the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has become a Changing the Game Teammate for Respect!  Like GLSEN, NASPE is an organization focused on improving the quality of K-12 education across our nation. … Continue reading

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Teammates for Respect: NBA and WNBA

Professional athletes play a significant role in shaping aspects of our culture and are often looked up to by young, aspiring athletes and sports enthusiasts. We believe that when professional athletes make a public commitment to respect for all, it … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT ALLIES FINALLY COMING OUT OF HIDING

Guest Blogger Cyd Zeigler May 2011 was an incredible month for gay athletes. We saw people coming out at all level of sports, like president of the Phoenix Suns Rick Welts, a former college basketball player and even the Pro … Continue reading

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Picked On The Playground: Lessons From Kobe Bryant

Jimmy Nguyen Kobe Bryant made national news on April 12 when he decried a referee as a “faggot” during a basketball game. He apologized, was fined $100,000 by the NBA, yet now pledges to appeal that fine. My reaction to … Continue reading

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Let’s Turn Kobe’s Anti-Gay Slur into a Teachable Moment

By now most of you have probably read about or seen Kobe Bryant’s “heat of the moment” use of an anti-gay slur directed to the game official who had just called a technical foul on him. Unfortunately, Kobe dug his … Continue reading

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