The acceleration of the LGBT sports movement mirrors the Obama presidency. In the last eight years, more athletes, coaches, administrators, executives and media members have come out than the rest of history combined.
Having an LGBT-friendly administration with a president who publicly acknowledged openly gay athletes – and ultimately championed same-sex marriage rights and other key LGBT issues – was a sign of this societal acceptance.
Now, in the Age of Trump, we’re in unknown territory. We discuss what gay athletes can do to feel empowered.
We talk with Emmonnie Henderson, an athlete at the University of Louisville, who describes what it’s like to be a “triple whammy” — gay, black and a woman — after the election.