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Groundbreaking Nike LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ Sports Summit to combat bullying and anti-LGBTQ bias and discrimination in sports. Advocates and organizations pooled their expertise and strengths over the last four days—June 14 to June 17—to develop a unified plan to end...

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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.” Outsports made the announcement today, noting that Carroll and Griffin’s joint efforts to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes is unparalleled and much of the progress that has been...

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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. The NCAA—which governs sports for more than 1,200 colleges and institutions—worked closely with the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Sports Project and Griffin Educational Consulting to develop the...

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