Coaches create respectful locker rooms where LGBT athletes are welcome and supported.
Part 8 in a series examining homophobia in sports asks straight athletes what it will take to change long standing discrimination.
Lesbian football player believes education and awareness are the best ways to end homophobia in sports.
Most derby girls are not lesbians, but those who are, think efforts to combat homophobia need to start at an early age.
Talented athlete and coach struggles with decision to announce his sexual orientation in a sports world filled with discrimination.
Never facing any serious homophobia in the locker room, he’s been accepted by his teammates as fewer and fewer people have issues with him being gay.
If homophobia in sports is going to decline, it has to start from the top. Professional athletes and coaches need to instill a more accepting attitude in the young players who look up to them.
Growing up in Russia surrounded by homophobia, gay athlete finds a more tolerant and accepting sports community in Winnipeg.
“I used to think sports was a social anchor for the gay movement but now it’s becoming a powerful tool. Homosexuality used to be stigmatized, but now homophobia is what’s becoming stigmatized.”
Local Comic Con enthusiast creates elaborate costumes from random materials ordinarily used in home renovations.