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NCAA Releases Guide on LGBT Issues for Administrators, Coaches, and Students

The NCAA released an 82-page guide this week to help administrators, coaches, and students with LGBT issues when they arise in sports, the NYT reports:

TaylorThe guide, titled “Champions of Respect,” was co-authored by Pat Griffin, professor emeritus of social justice education at Massachusetts-Amherst, and Hudson Taylor (right), founder of Athlete Ally, an organization with a mission of ending homophobia in sports.

It includes everything from terminology to guidelines for creating an inclusive environment, according to Taylor, a former all-American wrestler at Maryland. It provides instructions for a variety of scenarios, including how a coach should react when an athlete comes out or how to handle intrasquad dating...

...“My work at Athlete Ally, whether speaking to professional athletes or college students, is to answer the tough questions,” Taylor said in a statement. “We need to delve deep to make sure that every sports participant can engage as a valued member of his or her team.”

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  1. The suits have spoken.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 5, 2013 2:12:24 PM

  2. I've never been a basketball fan but their governing body has done more to raise awareness of us lgbt than any other sport combined.

    Posted by: Marc C | Mar 5, 2013 3:11:47 PM

  3. Good to see a clear directive in place to make issues revolving around coming out as LGBT easier for student-athletes and coaches alike! Hudson Taylor is an awesome ally :)

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 5, 2013 4:12:55 PM

  4. Hudson Taylor is a fantastic young man, who is actually really making a difference.


    Posted by: Strepsi | Mar 5, 2013 4:31:12 PM

  5. Hudson Taylor, straight as can be, is the gold standard of decency and activated action on behalf of gay people. What a world with such people in it.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 6, 2013 12:42:06 AM

  6. Good. Now if it only could spread to other sports...

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 6, 2013 5:25:49 AM

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