Sports

Special Female Athletes Show at Stonewall Museum Continues Until July 2

Special Female Athletes Show at Stonewall Museum Continues Until July 2

| June 24, 2017

GAME ON! FEMALE ATHLETES COMPETING WITH HOMOPHOBIA IN SPORTS Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors   Game On!  Female Athletes Competing with Homophobia in Sports celebrates lesbian, bisexual and transgender female athletes who persevered in the face of homophobia and sexism in sports, since the early 1900s. From Suzanne […]

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WNBA Celebrates Inclusion & Equality during LGBTQ Pride Month

WNBA Celebrates Inclusion & Equality during LGBTQ Pride Month

| June 16, 2017

“The WNBA is honored and privileged to celebrate the diversity of our fan base,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders in a statement on the WNBA website.  “The league embraces the principles of equality and mutual respect and is always working to ensure an inclusive environment at our games and events.” WNBA Pride month will feature […]

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Lesbian Sprinter Wins Two NCAA Titles in Bradenton Event

Lesbian Sprinter Wins Two NCAA Titles in Bradenton Event

| June 7, 2017

Merrimack College sprinter Carly Muscaro finished her collegiate track career June 2017, winning two national NCAA titles. She won the 400 meters (51.90 seconds) and the 200 meters (23.40 seconds). The 200-meter national title at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships was her second title of the day and the sixth NCAA title of […]

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US Soccer Teams Wear Rainbow Numbers for Pride

US Soccer Teams Wear Rainbow Numbers for Pride

| June 7, 2017

US Soccer and You Can Play have joined hands to fight homophobia and transphobia in sports during the month of June. In honor of Pride Month, men’s and women’s national soccer teams will wear rainbow numbers on their uniforms. LGBTQ Nation reports that the men’s team will wear the uniforms at their match against Venezula, […]

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Diana Taurasi Suspended One Game for Hitting Opponent

Diana Taurasi Suspended One Game for Hitting Opponent

| May 23, 2017

Outsports reports: “Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been suspended one game without pay for a flagrant foul against an opponent, the WNBA said. She was to serve her suspension on Tuesday, May 23. Taurasi married former Mercury player Penny Taylor, now the team’s director of player development, on May 14, 2017. The ceremony was […]

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Landmark Victory for Women in Sports

Landmark Victory for Women in Sports

| May 23, 2017

Former University of Iowa athletics administrator wins $1.43 million in Title IX lawsuit. — “At last, Jane Meyer gets to celebrate a victory,” writes Lindsay Gibbs, sports reporter at ThinkProgress. The former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa sued the university for gender and sexual orientation discrimination, whistleblower violations, and unequal pay. […]

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Pro-Trans Protesters Detained & Ejected from NCAA Women’s Final Four

Pro-Trans Protesters Detained & Ejected from NCAA Women’s Final Four

| April 6, 2017

LGBTQ Nation Reports: “A demonstration in support of transgender students at the NCAA Women’s basketball championship tournament ended with police and arena security intimidating, detaining and ultimately ejecting the pink-clad protesters and threatening to charge them with criminal trespassing — even though each of them had tickets to the game.” “The demonstrators were a combined […]

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Emmonnie Henderson Wins Two ACC Medals

Emmonnie Henderson Wins Two ACC Medals

| March 11, 2017

Emmonnie Henderson won two medals at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship. Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler reports: “Emmonnie Henderson took home a bunch of hardware from the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship last weekend. The Univ. of Louisville hurler won the shot put, took second in the weight throw, and was named the conference […]

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