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College Athletics and Safety
How safe is your team for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender athletes (and coaches!)? Take this safety quiz for college athletics to 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.
Campus Pride: LGBT Safety Quiz for College Athletics
Source: Campus Pride, 2003.
Transgender Athlete - Kye Allums
Issues Facing LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches
Selected Web Sites with Descriptions
Advocate Magazine: Sports
The Advocate is one of nation's largest and oldest LGBTQ publications. This site has sports news and highlights from the LGBTQ community.
Federation of Gay Games: Participation, Inclusion, Personal Best
The mission of the Federation of Gay Games is to promote equality through the organization of the premiere international LGBT and gay-friendly sports and cultural event known as the Gay Games. Built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best, since 1982 the Gay Games have empowered thousands of LGBT athletes and artists through sport, culture, and fellowship.
Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation
The GLAF is is the first nonprofit organization to focus on the acceptance and visibility of LGBT athletes in the professional, amateur, and recreational athletics communities. The Foundation is a politically neutral organization free from party affiliation or bias.
GLISA’s vision is a vibrant future LGBT sport movement that offers a compelling competition calendar, competitive events featuring the highest standards of organization and facilities, growing capacity at every level of the sport system, events fully recognized by mainstream and LGBT sport governing bodies, and a viable business model for hosting games.
International Front Runners is an affiliation of GLBT running/walking clubs that have organized in many of larger cities around the world. Inspired by Patricia Nell Warren's novel The Front Runner, the first FrontRunner club began in San Francisco in 1974, and other FR clubs quickly began forming in the United States then in Canada and abroad.
International Gay Bowling Organizations
IGBO, an international gay bowling organization with over 5000 members worldwide, continues to grow as the number one and official bowling organization for the LGBT community on the planet.
It Takes a Team
It Takes A Team! Education Campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues in Sport is an education project focused on eliminating homophobia as a barrier to all women and men participating in sport. Our primary goals are to develop and disseminate practical educational information and resources to athletic administrators, coaches, parents and athletes at the high school and college levels to make sport safe and welcoming for all.
OUT Sports: History of Gay Sports
Author Patricia Nell Warren (The Front Runner, The Wild Man) offers a regular column with insights and stories about the history of gays in sports. The site is hosted by Outsports' whose mission is to build the broadest, deepest, most informative and most entertaining gay sports community. This encompasses sports fans, teams and leagues. A mixture of breaking news, commentary, features, member profiles, photo galleries, and discussion boards, Outsports is the place to go for sports fans and athletes.
The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance
Created in 1977, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) is a 501c(3) organization that promotes amateur sports competition, particularly softball, for all persons regardless of age, sexual orientation or preference, with special emphasis on the participation of members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community: and to otherwise foster national and international sports competition by planning, promoting and carrying out amateur sports competition.
Gay and Lesbian Rowing Federation
GLRF creates a worldwide online community for gay and lesbian rowers, coxies, coaches, and race officials. As an individual membership organization, we don’t have any chapters or clubs. Our members participate in all aspects of the rowing community through their respective rowing clubs and associations. Registration is free.
IGRA: International Gay Rodeo Association
IGRA is an organization comprised of numerous regional Gay Rodeo Associations from across the United States and Canada. IGRA, in collaboration with member associations, assist these associations in raising and donating thousands of dollars to charity in their communities each year.
International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs
The International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs coordinates the activities of its member clubs and serves as a central source of information about the Gay & Lesbian Country Western dance scene.
PinkHockey; Gay & Lesbian Field-Hockey
PinkHockey maintains contacts with other (gay, lesbian or regular) field hockey organizations, sports organizations and federations. One of the main goals of PinkHockey is to organize each year a Worldwide Gay & Lesbian field hockey tournament during a event like the Gay Games.
Multimedia Resources in Tutt Library
Off and Running [DVD] : An American Coming of Age Story
Call Number: E185.93.N56 O34 2009
Documentary about a Brooklyn teen-aged girl, raised by two Jewish mothers and with two adopted brothers, who searches for information about her African-American birth mother. Her complex exploration of race, identity, and family begins to lead the teen into trouble in her personal life, threatening a promising career as a track and field athlete. She eventually picks up the pieces of her life, leading to inspiring results
Personal Best [videorecording]
Call Number: Video 6581
Two female track stars meet during the 1976 Olympic trials and become lovers, one day to meet as competitors in a grueling contest of mind, body and will
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