LGBT sports summit: Nike #BeTrue

LGBT sports summit: Nike #BeTrue

Mahima Dutt
June 27, 2014
Filed under Beats, LGBTQQ Sports, Text

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 KGW.com, “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

LGBT night at AT&T Park

Mahima Dutt, Staff Writer
June 26, 2014
Filed under LGBTQQ Sports, Text

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

Out on the fields

Mahima Dutt, Staff Writer
June 26, 2014
Filed under LGBTQQ Sports

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

First openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL

Mahima Dutt, Staff Reporter
June 24, 2014
Filed under LGBTQQ Sports

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,...

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