On May 29th, 2013 – The Last Closet will be videotaping an interview with Larry Baer – owner of the San Francisco Giants. Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of OutSports.com and co-producer for TLC will be interviewing Mr. Baer along with Grady Schroeder, one of our Jr. Interviewers. You can see some of Grady’s interview in the Video section of this website and/or read more about him in our Resources section. We will ask Mr. Baer our two basic questions – Will you invite your gay players [...] (Read More)
It has finally happened – we have our first out and proud gay sports hero who has publicly come out while actively playing in the top five major sports. Jason Collins – NBA center for the Washington Wizards – although he stated he wished he didn’t have to be the first, has taken that brave leap and hopefully leads the way for others in the professional leagues. The Last Closet is proud to be a part of the movement that has been laying [...] (Read More)
Good things come in fives. Take Michigan’s “Fab-5” – forever immortalized as the best group of freshman to ever play men’s college basketball. Or the 2012 US Women’s Gymnastic team – glowingly referred to as the “Fierce 5” after their tumbles, vaults, and dismounts proved golden during the London Olympics. The Last Closet is hoping that this number is magical once again as we actively pursue interviews with what we’ll call our “fearless 5” professional sports team owners. The Last Closet just launched its [...] (Read More)
It’s been an arduous and fun-filled three months since our launch. We’d like to thank all of you who have supported us along the way. It’s good to know that together we can engender greater tolerance and equality for all who play and enjoy sports as well as the culture at large. We are about to archive the Commissioner Campaign and move on to the Owner Campaign and wanted to fill you all in on what we’ve accomplished with your help. * Over 1100 [...] (Read More)
The Last Closet team is prepared to ask two key questions: “Will you invite your gay players to come out?” and “Would you be willing to provide viable safety nets for these athletes once they do come out?” What other questions would you like to ask the owners? You can post questions to individual owners, or general questions directed to all. Also feel free to make general comments about this campaign. We encourage inquiry and debate.