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Should you watch the Sochi Olympics?
by After Atalanta
posted February 3, 2014 at 4:54pm

Yesterday's NYT had an article about whether gay people were planning on "boycotting" the Sochi Olympics by not watching the games when they begin next week. Some of those interviewed, who noted that they were indeed fans of the Olympics, said they didn't...more

Caitlin Cahow is part of the US delegation to Sochi
by After Atalanta
posted January 10, 2014 at 7:08pm

I just thought I would put that out there. Many of the articles I have read and radio reports I have heard about this "protest delegation" state that President Obama is choosing to send openly out athletes including Billie Jean King and Brian Boitano. Cah...more

Why bring gayness into it?: Atlanta Braves' fans speak out against GLAAD Spirit Day
by The Rabbit Hole
posted October 19, 2013 at 8:11am

The Atlanta Braves took a bold stance in support of the LGBTQ community this week by supporting GLAAD Spirit Day.  The Braves organization also hosts an annual gay night, and produces anti-bullying videos as ways to make amens for their pitching coac...more

Мои мнения о Сочи 2014 - My thoughts on Sochi 2014
by The Rabbit Hole
posted August 18, 2013 at 4:15pm

Photo from The National Post.What are we going to do about Sochi 2014? Boycott? Protest? Move them to Vancouver? (No thanks! We had our turn.) Ban Russia from competing?  Personally, I think the last option would be the funniest. I imagine Putin roll...more

Russian Legal Bigotry and Boycotting Sochi
by The First Line
posted August 18, 2013 at 3:14pm

Let’s lead with the acknowledgement that the U.S., as a nation, will certainly not be boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Individual athletes, having trained their whole lives for this moment, are not going to either unless they have...more

The sports world says uh-oh (What to do about Russia)
by After Atalanta
posted August 8, 2013 at 9:06am

Sh*t's getting real in Russia.Every day I see a new set of news articles, blog posts, and various other forms of commentary and updates about how Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws will affect the upcoming Olympic Games.As I wrote about already, the IOC is...more

18 Players from NWSL Join Athlete Ally
by Sarah Hallett
posted July 28, 2013 at 5:10pm

Eighteen members of the National Women's Soccer League have stepped up to help battle LGBT issues by joining forces with Athlete Ally....more

Transgender Student Prevails In Title IX Settlement
by Title IX Blog
posted July 26, 2013 at 6:33pm

The Arcadia School District in California has agreed to allow a transgender ninth grader to use male restrooms and locker rooms and to "otherwise treat the student as a boy in all respects."   The student has a male gender identity and has been ...more

Making Connections: White Privilege in the LGBT Sports Advocacy Community
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted July 24, 2013 at 8:19pm

Last week I just happened to turn on CNN at the exact moment that President Obama walked into the White House press conference to make a surprise statement in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin Murder trial outcome.  I almost never watch TV during ...more

CBC Special – Women’s Canoeing Should Have Place in Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 27, 2013 at 8:56pm

Canoeing has one of the poorest gender equality ratios of any Summer Olympic sport, and although female kayakers are allowed to compete in both the sprint and slalom disciplines, female canoeists are kept out of the Games altogether. CBC Sports Special: ...more

Analyzing the stigma lesbian athletes face and how Brittney Griner can be seen as a trailblazer too
by Swish Appeal
posted May 21, 2013 at 1:47pm

  Jason Collins put an end to a very long wait last month. Finally, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community had an active, openly gay male athlete in one of the four major American sports they could look up to. In a culture where spor...more

Brittney Griner's coming out story takes a twist
by Swish Appeal
posted May 21, 2013 at 1:37pm

Brittney Griner feeling comfortable enough to come out shortly after being drafted into the pros shows how far we've come in the battle for the acceptance of gay athletes. But in a recent ESPN interview, she revealed that she may have wanted to come out...more

Dave Zirin on sports, politics, homophobia & making sports an 'anti-sexist safe space"
by Swish Appeal
posted May 21, 2013 at 8:14am

The Oakland Local article previewing Dave Zirin's speaking event on Friday night in downtown Oakland opens with Aristotle's principle that, "...man has the power of speech, a sense of good and evil, just and unjust and a need for community. Without th...more

Being Out, Not Coming Out: Brittney Griner
by Mariah Burton Nelson: BEYOND WORKOUTS - Think of Yourself as an Athlete
posted May 9, 2013 at 9:04am

Even people who don’t give a hoop about basketball are rallying aroundBrittney Griner, and what’s not to like? This Baylor center, best known for her spectacular dunks, is now publicly chatting and writing (most recently in the New York Times)...more

National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame Launched
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 2, 2013 at 9:14am

Considering recent news of basketball players Brittney Griner and Jason Collins announcing they are lesbian and gay, respectively,it's fitting this week the LGBT community would also hear about its first sports Hall of Fame. According to a press release ...more

Brittney Griner, Jason Collins and the Sex of a Story
by From A Left Wing
posted May 2, 2013 at 9:06am

The (not-homophobic side of the) sports world has invested a lot of magic in the currently-professional-and-playing-out-gay-male-athlete. It's no wonder, given how elusive that athlete has been.Jason Collins comes out decades after Stonewall, he comes out...more

Women in Sports: Novelties No More
by Pretty Tough
posted April 21, 2013 at 10:42am

The novelty of women in sports is wearing thin.  And that’s a good thing. Brittney Griner, after a crushing Sweet 16 defeat ended her career, found herself filling headlines instead of the lane when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban float...more

Coaches, Athletes and Sex: Not a Good Game Plan
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted March 26, 2013 at 6:41pm

In December, Bev Kearney, the highly successful women’s track and field coach at the University of Texas, was looking forward to a new contract from the university with a substantial raise.  In early January she resigned to avoid being fired f...more

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