Category: Campaign Updates

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)

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The following article from MissionLocal by Yousur Alhlou, describes our conference in detail. We will be posting a version of our experience shortly. Supervisors to LGBT Athletes: Step Out of the Closet District Nine Supervisor David Campos and District Five Supervisor Christina Olague mark the launch of a national campaign to end homophobia in professional athletics at a press conference at City Hall Tuesday Morning. By Yousur Alhlou Posted October 30, 2012 4:13 pm In light of the San Francisco Giants’ recent World Series [...] (Read More)

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Commissioners of pro sports leagues should state their support for gay athletes Oct 22nd, 2012 by Fawn Yacker. Fawn Yacker is the director of The Last Closet, a campaign to end homophobia in men’s pro sports. Over 50,000 athletes have participated in the five major U.S. sports leagues since their inception. None have come out publicly while actively playing. The Last Closet is calling on members of the sports hierarchy to help bring forth a new culture in pro sports. Step one: Create viable [...] (Read More)

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