by Carolyn Simon - Associate Director of Digital Media, HRC
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.
by Aaron McQuade - Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD
Following outreach from GLAAD, ESPN980 in Washington D.C. announced today that it has suspended Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, hosts of the "Sports Reporters" show, over a segment they ran last week in which the pair made fun of transgender college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig.
Advocates and organizations pooled their expertise and strengths to develop a unified plan to end harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ athletes and coaches in kindergarten through high school, college, recreational sports and professional sports.
by Alexandra Bolles - GLAAD National News Media Intern
A dozen professional football players were asked this week about their thoughts on gay athletes and expressed unanimous support to Outsports.com -- a story that has been picked up by mainstream media outlets, including CBS, NBC, Washington Post, and the NFL itself.