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Texas A&M Hosts LGBT Sports Conference


Texas A&M hosted an LGBT sports conference last week that featured a strategy session with academics and activists focused on working more closely together to end homophobia in sports. The Sexual...

Homophobia among chief reasons for decline in female college coaches


Portland State's Sherri Murrell is the only out lesbian coach in Div. 1 basketball With the NCAA women's Final Four underway, ESPN has p...

Update on outed lesbian softball player Skye Wyatt's lawsuit


Pat Griffin has a full rundown of the latest from the Sky Wyatt lawsuit. Watt alleges that her high school softball coach in Kilgore, Texas, outed her to her mother, violating her right to privacy....

Outsports' Persons of the Year: Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll


You'd be hard-pressed to name two people who have collectively had a stronger impact on the gay-sports movement than Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll. These two pioneers have been working toward...

Vote: Who is Outsports' Person of the Year?


Last day to vote! Every year we ask our readers to crown the Outsports 'Person of the Year.' Last year's honorees were Brian & Patrick Burke, who garnered over 60% of the vote! This year we have...

National Association for Sport and Physical Education joins GLSEN'S Changing The Game


We can't say enough about the work being done by GLSEN'S Changing the Game project. While so many other organizations preach to the choir or hope the voices of celebrities do the talking for us,...

Nike hosts gay coming out day event highlighting straight allies


Read more from Pat Griffin on her blog. Last spring just after GLSEN  launched Changing the Game, our new sports project, I got an email from Edward Tylicki from Nike.  Edward is a member of Nike’s...

NCAA adopts official policy opening the door for transgender athletes


The NCAA has finally adopted an official policy opening the door for transgender athletes to compete during and after transition. The news comes after a groundbreaking transgender-athlete think...

Moment #77: First Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student-Athletes think tank


Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Various sports, 2009. Before Kye Allums came out, NCLR's Helen Carroll and It Takes A Team's Pat Griffin were...

Expert panel debates the homophobia that confronts lesbians in sports


Portland State basketball coach Sherri Murrell When you get Pat Griffin, Lisa Howe, Lauren Lappin, Sherri Murrell and  Mechelle Voepel...

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