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By reinstating events in NC, NCAA tells LGBTQ athletes they are on their own

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD – the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement after the NCAA made the announcement to reinstate NCAA-related events, including basketball tournament games, in the state following the fake “repeal” of HB2, a last-minute maneuver that only further marginalizes and endangers the transgender community while also nixing

NCAA pulls All championship events from North Carolina over anti-LGBT laws

Losing the NCAA men’s basketball tournament games, which Greensboro was supposed to host in 2017, will particularly sting for many residents of North Carolina.

The NCAA has withdrawn all championship events from North Carolina for the 2016-17 academic year because the state has passed several laws targeting the LGBT community, the organization announced Monday. 

The decision will affect seven NCAA championship events, including the first and second rounds of the Division I men’s basketball tournament and the women’s soccer College Cup.

NCAA Division II basketball player comes out

Derek Schell is a Division II college basketball player at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He’s a brother, an artist, a student, a Christian, a brother and a son. And, as he revealed in a letter to Outsports, he’s also gay.

NCLR applauds new NCAA inclusionary policy regarding transgender athletes

NCLR applauds the NCAA for adopting rules and policies regarding the inclusion of transgender athletes. The NCAA policy was based heavily on a report drafted last fall by a think tank put together by NCLR and It Takes A Team!, an initiative of the Women's Sports Foundation.