Etan Thomas is not the only athlete with something to share about Fatherhood this Father’s Day. In the last year, both Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (A Father’s First) and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly have joined Thomas in writing books and sharing athlete’s perspectives on Fatherhood.
Press Release —An alliance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sports leaders from across the country has announced the second annual Nike LGBT Sports Summit, set for June 12-15 in Portland, Ore. The Sports Summit will bring together college and professional athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, political figures, LGBT advocates and sports organizations to combat [...]
In April, the FBI quietly raided the home of the hacker known as KYAnonymous in connection with his role in the Steubenville rape case. Today he spoke out for the first time about the raid, his true identity, and his motivations [...]
The You Can Play Project has done great work promoting an inclusive environment at the collegiate and even professional levels. But what about challenging oppression before young people reach college? Williston Northampton School becomes one of the first high schools in North America to join the You Can Play [...]
A couple weeks ago, Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man dressed in a tank top, cut-off shorts, and boots, was walking with his friend in the West Village when they were approached by Elliot Morales. “Look at you faggots,” Morales allegedly said. “You look like gay [...]
Pop Quiz: How many months must a Cambodian Nike Factory worker toil to to purchase a pair of 2013 Nike Air Jordan 28′s in America?
Answer: 4 Months — but only if they receive the $88 per month salary they demanded.
via The Guardian
At least 23 workers were [...]
The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting LGBT athletes and The Last Closet Campaign. The resolution was introduced by City Council President Pat Kernighan.
The resolution encourages the Commissioners of the five major men’s sports leagues – Major League Baseball, National Football league, National Basketball Association, National Hockey [...]
Via Deadspin: ”The highest-paid employee in each state is usually the football coach at the largest state school. This is actually a gross mischaracterization: Sometimes it is the basketball coach. Based on data drawn from media reports and state salary databases, the ranks of the highest-paid active public employees include 27 football coaches, [...]
Via WashPost: “After 24 knee operations, the National Football League’s former Man of the Year leans heavily on a crutch. When Reggie Williams pulls up his pants leg, what’s underneath looks like the trimmings from a butcher shop. His right leg is so ravaged that it’s three inches shorter than his left. Worse, [...]
Press Release – Mianyang, China: Former NBA All Star, Humanitarian, entrepreneur and author, James Donaldson made a recent visit to several schools in the earthquake stricken areas in the Sichuan province of China. Donaldson, who spends a great deal of time in China working with The China Service Centre for Friendship and Cooperation with Foreign [...]
T.F. Charlton at RD Magazine: On Monday, the New York Jets released quarterback Tim Tebow from their roster after only a year on a team. In ironic timing, news almost immediately followed that Jason Collins, a veteran center in the NBA, had become the ﬁrst active male athlete in a [...]
“This is simply outrageous: In the United States in 2013, it’s still legal for an employer to fire someone for being gay in 29 states.
Last week, a bipartisan group in Congress took steps to change this. They introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which would make it illegal [...]
Jason Collins has announced that he is gay, but whether he is still an “active player” is still in question. That will be decided if and when he is picked up by an NBA team in the off-season. Nothing is certain as he is marginal enough of a player for teams to [...]
Jason Collins writes in Sports Illustrated:
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the [...]
“I think I’ve become much more aggressive since I left baseball.” – Jackie Robinson 1968
Much was overlooked in the sanitized Jackie Robinson movie, “42′. Thankfully, much has been written since to fill in the blanks of a complex man. While Robinson’s approach to achieving racial justice was always evolving, his commitment [...]
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