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Atlanta Dream Hosts 3rd Annual LGBT Night

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With athletes such as Michael Sam, Derrick Gordon and Brittney Griner coming out of the closet, the world of professional sports is starting to grow closer and closer to the LGBT community. The Atlanta Dream, Atlanta’s own professional women’s basketball team, has hosted an LGBT night for the past couple of years to raise money for local gay charities. This ... Read More »

Gay Games 9 Builds on the Past

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The past year marked a watershed for LGBT sports. Athletes at every level – professional, college, high school and amateur – at first ventured, then flooded out of the closet. Media attention no longer treats gay athletes as exotic creatures, all but unheard of in the real world; stories now focus on more nuanced aspects of their lives. Homophobes are ... Read More »

The OutField: Nike Summit Just Does It For LGBT Sports

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A year ago, the first Nike LGBT Sports Summit took place. Held near the industry giant’s Oregon headquarters, it brought together 25 LGBT coaches, athletes and administrators. Tentatively, they set a goal: to eliminate anti-gay bias in athletics by 2016. What a difference a year makes. In the 12 months following that initial meeting, two professional basketball players – one ... Read More »

The OutField: Chris Billig is gay for soccer

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The “gay soccer” stories come fast and furious. Major League Soccer sponsors Spirit Day, encouraging players and fans to wear something purple, drawing attention to bullying and LGBT youth. FC Edmonton goalkeeper – and staunch straight ally Lance Parker – is a finalist for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 2012 “Bachelor of the Year” award. Openly gay player David Testo throws out the ... Read More »

Gay Athletes Fumble in the 2012 Summer Olympics

Lowering the Bar What might have been the dawn of a new era in the Olympics has ended before it ever began. Out gymnast Josh Dixon had hoped for a spot on the U.S. men’s gymnastics team at this month’s Summer Olympics in London. The San Jose, California, native competed in the Visa Championships in late June and the ensuing ... Read More »

HSL’s Big Peach Tournament Slides Home

The Big Peach Co-Directors, Kyle Miller and Jay Malloy are proud to announce the 4th Annual Big Peach Atlanta Softball Tournament to be held over Memorial Day weekend.  Each year Atlanta hosts a tournament which brings in over 1000 players and fans to play hard right here.  The purpose of the tournament is to raise money for our local Atlanta ... Read More »

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