6:03am

Tue May 28, 2013
City Visions: June 3, 2013

Take Me Out: Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports

City Visions explores transphobia and homophobia in sports.

City Visions kicks off Pride month by exploring homophobia and transphobia in sports. Have conversations about out LGBTQ athletes in the Bay Area changed since Jason Collins and Brittney Griner came out publicly? Since Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt apologized for his homophobic past? How do intersections of race, class and gender impact the experiences of LGBTQ athletes? In K-12 education, does Race to the Top include LGBTQ athletes? And why do many people still question whether it is easier for women to come out than men?

Guests:

  • Fawn Yacker -- Director/Writer/Co-Producer , The Last Closet
  • Robert McGarry -- Educational Director, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), of  which Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project is a part
  • Ilona Turner -- Legal Director, Transgender Law Center
  • Cyd Zeigler -- Author and Co-Founder, Outsports.com

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

Related Links

The Last Closet   

Outsports.com

Change the Game

GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) 

NCLR Sports Project  

Transgender Law Center     

You Can Play Project  

The School Success and Opportunity Act, Assembly Bill 1266        

 

 

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