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.”

Posted March 5, 2013 at 1:43pm ETC by Andy Towle
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