LGBT Resource Center


The LGBT Online Resource Center was established as a place where LGBT information can be easily accessed.

LGBT History Month:

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network:

Strategies for LGBT Religious Discussions:

NGLCC Affiliates


PowerPoint presentation by:
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault(MCASA):
Sexual Violence and the LGBTQ Community: What Victim Advocates Need to Know

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:

Resources on LGBT Athletes

The following online resources provide information, videos, encouragement and advice for creating and supporting an athletic environment supportive of LGBT athletes:

Athlete Ally: Victory through Unity

You Can Play: Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect.

The Ben Cohen Standup Foundation

Fearless Project, by Jeff Sheng: Documenting “out” LGBT athletes on HS and college sports teams

The Last Closet: A Campaign to End Homophobia in Men’s Pro Sports

Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

Gay & Lesbian Athletics Foundation

Out Sports

Br{ach the Silence: National Campaign to advance LGBTQ inclusion in intercollegiate and professional athletics, with a focus on women and racial minorities

Equality Coaching Alliance: “A virtual meeting place for coaches to discuss LGBT coaching issues”

Women’s Sports Foundation: It Takes a Team! Education Campaign for LGBT Issues in Sports

National Center for Lesbian Rights – Sports Project

A search for “LGBT Athletes” on YouTube yields over 2,000 results, including personal stories of LGBT athletes, news stories on LGBT athletic organizations and events, discussions of how collegiate athletic organizations have endeavored to create LGBT-supportive environments. Examples include:

“Words Do Matter” video from In-the-Life Media (first 15 minutes focuses on athletes)
Several videos outline an initiative at Rutgers University called “Coming In as One Team”: on the role of allies on the project
On the importance of ACCEPTANCE over “tolerance” of LGBT athletes: “Making sports safe for LGBT athletes”

Does Title IX protect LGBT athletes?

A book search on yields many results related to LGBT athletes, including:

Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport (1998), by Pat Griffin
In the Game: Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity (2005), by Eric Anderson
Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL (2007), by Esera Tuaolo
The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex (1992), by Brian Pronger
Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life In and Out of Major League Baseball (2004), by Billy Bean
Out of Bounds: Coming Out of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and my Life of Lies in the NFL Closet (2005),
by Roy Simmons
The David Kopay Story: An Extraordinary Revelation (1977), by David Kopay
Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock (2006), by Mark Tewksbury
Man in the Middle (2007), by John Amaechi
Jocks: True Stories of America’s Gay Male Athletes (1997), by Dan Woog
Jocks 2: True Stories of America’s Gay Male Athletes (2002), by Dan Woog
Breaking the Surface (2006, updated from 1995 Edition), by Greg Louganis
The Lavender Locker Room: 3000 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different
(2006), by Patricia Nell Warren
Out of Play: Critical Essays on Gender and Sport (2007), by Michael Messner
Odd Man Out: An Autobiography: True Stories of a Gay Black Swimmer (2010), by Jeff Commings
Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory (2006), edited by Jayne Caudwell
Sport and Gender Identities: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities (2006), edited by Cara Aitchison
Taking the Lead: Strategies and Solutions from Female Coaches (2006), Edited by Sheila Robertson
A Culture of Silence: The Story of Football’s Battle with Homophobia (2012), by Jason Mitchell
Inspiration for LGBT Students & Their Allies (2002), essays by many authors

Resource listing compiled by Morgan Slusher (January, 2013)

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