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After almost two years of working to end homophobia in men’s professional sports, The Last Closet, produced by Woman Vision, will discontinue it’s campaign and close down it’s website. There is a certain amount of sadness in announcing this ending mixed with a good dose of pride. Much has been accomplished in the 10 months since the website officially launched, owed in part to the months of work that preceded it. Our initial endeavor was to make a documentary film. We prepared with mountains [...] (Read More)

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 Sean Coyne is a PhD student at the University of Chicago and a “Collegiate Ambassador” from Go! Athletes which is the first national network dedicated to Educating, Engaging and Empowering every generation of LGBTQ Athletes and Allies. This is Sean’s experience at the hearings. This blog first appeared on Go! Athlete’s homepage.     On May 8th in Chicago, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution presented by The Last Closet and the Human Relations Committee of the Chicago City Council that encourages four [...] (Read More)

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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)

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Or how the world series ignited a spark. On Oct. 30, 2012, a historic resolution was introduced and ultimately passed by the City of San Francisco via the Board of Supervisors. It states –  Resolution requesting the Commissioners of professional men’s sports to take part in The Last Closet Campaign, by going on record in a public interview in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender athletes and to commit to setting up support systems and safeguards that allow athletes to be openly out [...] (Read More)

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