Category: Fawn Yacker

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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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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Welcome to the launch of The Last Closet—a campaign to end homophobia in men’s professional sport. Our lofty tagline merits explanation. Ending any social ill is a long process and we are realistic in our goals. What we are aiming for is a sea change much like Jackie Robinson provided when he became the first African American to play in a major league. Sports has the power to facilitate that kind of transformation within its own boundaries, as well as in the culture at [...] (Read More)

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