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Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine
by Title IX Blog
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:42pm

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation and the perception that they were in a relationship with eac...more

The SnP Show Episode 9: Special Guest Invicta 10 Tonya Evinger
by syndee
posted November 23, 2014 at 2:40pm

The SnP Show went LIVE Thursday with the latest MMA news in the headlines. Hot Topics were the beef between TUF 20 Carla Esparza and Felice Herrig against Randa Markos, Which promotion from last weekends fights came out on top, Duke Rufus/Rufusport in h...more

Mount Holyoke College Clarifies Admissions Policy in the Most Trans-Inclusive Way Possible
by Title IX Blog
posted September 3, 2014 at 12:17pm

As of today, Mount Holyoke College, a women's college in Massachusetts, now clarifies on its website that it will consider applications for admission from transgender students.  Specifically, the website reports that the following students may apply:...more

The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - OPENS TOMORROW @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 31, 2014 at 7:01pm

When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. Join the Inner Circle TODAY!...more

George Fox updates transgender policy
by Title IX Blog
posted July 22, 2014 at 8:35pm

After being granted a religious exemption that allows the university to not house transgender students based on their gender identity, the school has updated its policy as it relates to this issue. As Erin noted the other day, the exemption itself is a li...more

Sexuality, Pride and women’s basketball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:05pm

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

A Safe Zone: 5 Keys to creating inclusive teams by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted June 19, 2014 at 12:43am

A Safe Zone: 5 Keys to Creating Inclusive Teams by Erica Quam @coachquam...more

The Reappearing Act by Kate Fagan
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted May 5, 2014 at 9:23pm

I highly recommend Kate Fagan's memoir. In fact, I would go so far as to say that anyone who wants to understand how homophobia affects women in sport, this is required reading.The Reappearing Act by Kate Fagan (Skyhorse, 2014) The Reappearing Act is a ...more

Gender in MMA: Female fighters expected to walk a fine line
by Women's MMA Roundup
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:19pm

UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey recently referred to Cris "Cyborg" Santos an "it" because of all the steroids she allegedly has taken.  Women's MMA Roundup discusses this insult as it relates to gender, specifically in the world of mixed ma...more

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

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