Podcast: UNC supports LGBT athletes, while Temple takes away opportunities for them

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Tar Heels from a bunch of sports -- including football and men's basketball -- make it clear that Chapel Hill is a place where LGBT athletes can shine

There have been plenty of videos made by college sports teams and athletic departments in support of LGBT athletes and coaches. The latest You Can Play video from the University of North Carolina -- sent to us by our good friend Dave Lohse -- grabbed our attention with the breadth of sports involved and the video's racial and gender diversity.

Plus, it involved multiple members of the Tar Heels football and men's basketball teams. Every sport has work to do when it comes to LGBT inclusivity, but these two sports continue to be held up as particularly homophobic; Their strong presence in the video is yet another positive step.

Temple University, unfortunately, is taking a step backward. They recently announced the elimination of seven sports -- five for men and two for women. One of the teams being axed is the men's gymnastics team, which has a strong history of gay athletes.

Listen:  Podcast - UNC welcomes LGBT athletes, Temple cuts men's gymnastics

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