Colleges and universities must take responsibility for the academic success and safety of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students-including their college athletes. Nobody knows where colleges and universities stand on inclusion and the safety of LGBT players, coaches and staff in college sports.In 2012 Campus Pride, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for LGBT […]
Many times college athletics are forgotten about or lost in the shuffle of LGBTQ outreach and education. For far too long, no one has known the score when it comes to LGBT-inclusion and friendliness in collegiate sports programs. Campus Pride is leading the way in researching LGBT athletes’ experiences and providing colleges with resources to create more inclusive athletics departments. Search these resources for specific educational initiatives from Campus Pride, valuable information related to LGBTQ athletes and our featured educational partners.
Out to Play Project: The Out to Play Project is designed to address anti-LGBT slurs, bias and conduct in college sports through research, education, and benchmarking to determine what it means to be LGBT-friendly in college athletics. Campus Pride in partnership with Compete Magazine recently released the first ever LGBT-Friendly Top 10 List for College Athletics.
Campus Pride LGBTQ National College Athlete Report: In 2012, Campus Pride released the first-ever national collegiate research report sharing the experiences of nearly 400 self-identified LGBT athletes and providing resources for further progress on LGBT issues in college athletics. Order now.
GO! Athletes: GO! Athletes connects LGBTQA student-athletes with other LGBTQA student-athletes, and serve as a united voice to encourage schools to create safer spaces. GO! Athletes is dedicated to educating athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans to foster athletic communities that are accepting of ALL, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation: The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc. is the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it. The organization stands up against bullying regardless of to whom it happens and include removing homophobia from sports as central to their mission.
“LGBT College Athletics – How to Create An Accepting Team Environment” (October 27, 2012) Anna Aagenes is the Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, the nation’s first outreach, support, educational, advocacy and leadership organization for LGBT student-athletes. GO! Athletes serves to connect LGBT student-athletes with other LGBT student-athletes and find supportive resources. Anna will discuss the importance […]
Campus Pride is leading the way in researching LGBT student-athletes’ experiences and providing colleges with resources to create more inclusive athletics departments with the much-anticipated release of the Campus Pride 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report. The report is the most comprehensive national collegiate research report sharing the experiences of nearly 400 self-identified LGBT athletes and […]
The Campus Pride Score Card provides an infographic of the Campus Pride 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report to educate on the experience of LGBTQ athletes and the importance of creating an inclusive, safe college sports climate on campus. The Campus Pride 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report is the most comprehensive national collegiate research report to […]
Campus Pride’s Speaker’s Bureau is our way of highlighting speakers that represent the diversity of the LGBTQ community and the various issues that impact LGBTQ and ally people. In addition to their expertise, these individuals represent the values of Campus Pride and share our work across the country. When you book these individuals through Campus […]
Before 1960 1920-25 – Bill Tilden is United States Tennis Champion and dominated tennis in that era. He is arrested on morals charges in the 1940’s for sexual “misconduct” with teen-aged boys and shunned by the tennis world as a result. 1932-1936 – Polish Olympian runner Stella Walsh wins gold and silver medals. After her […]
In August 2011, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Office of Inclusion released a report titled NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes co-authored by Dr. Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll. The 34-page resource guide is meant to “provide guidance to NCAA athletic programs about how to ensure transgender student-athletes fair, respectful, and legal access to collegiate […]
The settings of college campuses have improved for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students over the years (Rankin, 2003; Rankin, Weber, Blumenfeld, & Frazer, 2010). Yet when we examine the experiences of LGBTQ students, one group routinely missing from studies are student-athletes. What are the experiences of LGBTQ intercollegiate student-athletes? Are their […]
by Victoria, women’s college soccer player I remember growing up piling into the mini-van after a recreational league soccer game with all of my teammates… it was a fantastically simple time. Laughing and singing all the way home, the root of our friendship centered on a ball we chased around a field for an hour. […]
How safe is your team for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender athletes (and coaches!)? Take this safety quiz for college athletics… see how you do?! Use the quiz as a tool to work with college athletic administrators, coaches and student athletes to increase awareness of LGBT issues. Do you hear language or jokes that demean […]
by Anne McIlroy For decades, the Olympics have guarded against men who pose as women and vice versa, but now the way is open for competitors who change their gender altogether. This weekend, a Canadian who went from male to female may clear a major hurdle in the race to be the first of her kind in the Games. […]
“Athlete Ally – A Conversation with Hudson Taylor” (April 22, 2012) Hudson Taylor is the founder of Athlete Ally, a new organization that is combating homophobia in high school and college athletic programs. Hudson began his ally work at the University of Maryland where he was a theater major and a champion on the college […]