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NCLR Welcomes IOC’s New Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Policy

(San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2014)—Today, during a meeting in Monaco, the 127th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted...

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National Think Tank Convenes to Create Inclusive and Respectful Environments for College Athletes and Coaches

(Indianapolis, IN, November 4, 2014)— A newly formed think tank of college, LGBT, sports, and religious leaders will convene today...

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LGBT Sports Coalition Urges CrossFit to Allow Chloie Jönnson to Compete Against Women

(Chicago, March 14, 2014)—The LGBT Sports Coalition calls for fitness company CrossFit to reverse its decision to force one of...

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Governor Brown Signs Historic Transgender Student Bill into Law

(San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2013)—Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law,...

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Bill Supporting Transgender Students Goes to the Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO—Today the California Senate Education Committee passed AB 1266 (Ammiano), the School Success and Opportunity Act, a bill that provides...

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Sports Leaders Gather to Tackle Anti-LGBT Bias in Athletics

(San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2013)—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 anti-LGBT bias in sports.

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Groundbreaking Nike LGBT Sports Summit Takes on Bullying, Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports

Comprehensive Action Plan Aims to Redefine ‘Athletic Champion’ (Beaverton, OR, June 18, 2012)—Many of the nation’s top lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer sports leaders joined Nike representatives at Nike World Headquarters for the first-ever Nike LGBT Sports Summit to combat bullying and anti-LGBTQ bias and discrimination in sports.

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Outsports Names NCLR Sports Project Director Helen Carroll and GLSEN’s Pat Griffin “Persons of the Year” for 2011

(San Francisco, CA, January 5, 2012)—National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Sports Project Director Helen Carroll and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Changing the Game Project Director Pat Griffin have been named by Outsports readers as the 2011 “Persons of the Year.”

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Parties Settle Case Challenging Disqualification of Bisexual Players’ Team At 2008 Gay Softball World Series

(Seattle, WA, November 28, 2011)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), K&L Gates LLP, and the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) have negotiated a settlement in a case brought against NAGAAA by three bisexual softball players whose team was disqualified from competition following a protest hearing at the 2008 Gay Softball World Series in Seattle.

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NCLR Applauds New NCAA Inclusion Policy Benefitting Transgender Student Athletes

(San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2011)—The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) last week announced that it has approved an important policy that clarifies opportunities for transgender student athletes to participate on college athletic teams in accordance with their gender identity.

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