Sunday, October 31, 2010

LGBT Student Athletes Taking On Homophobia in College Athletics

I am really excited by several recent news reports about LGBT and ally student athlete led groups on college campuses. Groups at Eastern Michigan, Yale and UPenn have all been featured in recent stories. Other schools that have organized similar groups include Vassar, Purdue and the University of Michigan. There could be more. Those are the ones I know about.


In addition to providing support and visibility for LGBT athletes on campus, these groups are doing trainings for athletes and helping to organizing training for coaches and athletic administrators on their campuses. These campus-based groups join Our Group, a national group of LGBTA student athletes who have similar goals.
I cannot stress enough how important these groups are in making college athletics programs more welcoming and respectful for LGBT athletes. I developed a resource for student athletes who wanted to start a group like this on their campuses which is available here.


If you are a student athlete at a school without one of these groups, I encourage you to contact some of the schools who have organized one and also contact Our Group to see how you can start a group at your school. I think I see a trend here and I really like it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on Pat.. my first college crush (from Penn) taught me that it is Penn not UPenn. They were progressive way back when.. good to see them continuing to demonstrate leadership, especially by the athletes.

Pat Griffin said...

My apologies! Thanks for correcting me.

Toby said...

head hunters austin

bedroom furniture sets

Regina real estate

Belleville Ontario

cheap flights to calgary

furniture stores in orange county

bed and breakfast newyork

downtown calgary hotels

how much is my house worth

Anonymous said...

It is Miuccia [url=http://www.furworld.ru/ ]Шубы оптом [/url] and Patrizio Bertelli who discover the secret of Prada and invent the very first black nylon Prada handbag on the globe which opens the successful and beneficial entrance of famous handbag brand. Prada Handbags is known for its luxurious. Each lady wants a Prada handbag which symbolizes the style and the way of life. Prada store sells cheap Prada, including Prada purses and Prada handbags. [url=http://www.furworld.ru/ ]фабрика меха [/url] is the best way for you to purchase a bag of top quality and finest designed. With the progression of Prada, an increasing number of [url=http://www.furworld.ru/ ]меховая фабрика [/url] are established. Buying Prada handbags and Prada wallets in [url=http://www.furworld.ru/ ]мех [/url] will save you a huge number of cash and time. [url=http://www.furworld.ru/ ]шубу [/url] is actually good option for you. [url=http://www.furworld.ru/ ]шубы от производителя [/url] can never let you down.

Yatika Dhingra said...

Okay...that is a great article and fabulous..
Online Business Directory