by Drew Anderson, Director of News & Rapid Response - GLAAD Blog
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD – the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement after the NCAA made the announcement to reinstate NCAA-related events, including basketball tournament games, in the state following the fake “repeal” of HB2, a last-minute maneuver that only further marginalizes and endangers the transgender community while also nixing
by Nick Visser - Reporter, The Huffington Post via Queer Voices
The NCAA has withdrawn all championship events from North Carolina for the 2016-17 academic year because the state has passed several laws targeting the LGBT community, the organization announced Monday.
The decision will affect seven NCAA championship events, including the first and second rounds of the Division I men’s basketball tournament and the women’s soccer College Cup.
by Carolyn Simon - Associate Director of Digital Media, HRC
Derek Schell is a Division II college basketball player at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He’s a brother, an artist, a student, a Christian, a brother and a son. And, as he revealed in a letter to Outsports, he’s also gay.
NCLR applauds the NCAA for adopting rules and policies regarding the inclusion of transgender athletes. The NCAA policy was based heavily on a report drafted last fall by a think tank put together by NCLR and It Takes A Team!, an initiative of the Women's Sports Foundation.
After leading the Portland State Vikings women's basketball team to their four most successful seasons in a row, head coach Mullen is out and proud, but sad that no one else feels safe enough to follow in her footsteps.