LGBT sports summit: Nike #BeTrue

The Nike #BeTrue collection was launched in 2013 but updated in 2014 with new designs featuring rainbow colors, in support of the LGBT community.

Mahima Dutt

June 27, 2014

The LGBT community has made major strides recently through the third annual LGBT Sports Summit, held in Portland, Oregon. The Summit was held by Nike from June 13-14, 2014. According to, “I cannot express how big Nike’s support is," Cyd Zeigler said. "They really stepped up to the plate....

LGBT night at AT&T Park

Flyer for the LGBT Night with the Giants

Mahima Dutt, Staff Writer

June 26, 2014

The Thursday before Pride week, the Giants held a special annual event, LGBT Night. The game incorporated several different aspects to represent the LGBT community. The game itself started off with the San Francisco Gay/Lesbian freedom band. However prior to the game, people who bought tickets for LGBT...

Out on the fields

The Logo Design for the 2014 Bingham Cup

Mahima Dutt, Staff Writer

June 26, 2014

It is common for professional athletes to hide their sexuality or stop playing a certain sport because they feel uncomfortable or unsafe in their environment. However, there hasn’t been any concrete evidence or statistics out there that substantiates the prejudice in sports until the Bingham Cup started...

First openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL

Michael Sam was selected by St. Louis Rams in the 7th round of 2014 NFL draft.

Mahima Dutt, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2014

Most recently in the LGBTQ sports world, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted for the NFL. His decision to come out didn’t affect the NFL draft outcome like some predicted since he was drafted by the Rams. After hearing of the news, Sam turned to his boyfriend and kissed him. Consequently,...

investigating social change through the lens of sports