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Articles

Masoud Mortazavi highlights legal avenues for gay athletes to protect themselves from discrimination in professional sports. While gay athletes will undoubtedly feel the pressure from their team, Read more >

This research provides the first look into the experiences of openly gay male team sport athletes on ostensibly all-heterosexual teams. Although openly gay athletes were free from physical Read more >

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George Cunningham writes: The purpose of this theoretical article is to present a multilevel model for understanding the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sport Read more >

In this article Eric Anderson reports findings from interviews with 26 openly gay male athletes who came out between 2008 and 2010. He compares their experiences to those of 26 gay male athletes Read more >


Books

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Case Studies

As Michael Sam prepared to be the first openly gay football to enter the draft and fight for a chance to earn a roster spot on one of the 32 NFL teams, ESPN.com gave a survey to 51 active NFL Read more >


Documentaries

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Videos

This video celebrates some key figures in sports in highlighting the importance of diversity. Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

HuffPost Live goes on campus to speak with college athletes about what it’s like to come out to their team, and how they are paving the way for those after them. Ricky Camilleri interviews Read more >

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You Can Play is supported by athletes of all levels and fans in the fight for respect in sports. Read more >


Weblinks

The Outside the Lines team investigates important trends and topics in sports. Read more >

The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University focuses on how diversity affects organizational and team performance. Their assessment of exemplars and best practices looks at Read more >

The NCAA is committed to making policy decisions based on quality research data about the experiences of student-athletes, member colleges and universities, and others involved in college Read more >

SB Nation’s blog Outsports delivers stories, information, and resources centered around issues in the LGBTQ and sports communities. Popular topics include coming out stories, movements Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida “serves as a comprehensive resource for issues related to gender and race in amateur, collegiate and Read more >