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Sports Project Collaborations

NCLR’s Sports Project has teamed with national organizations—such as the Women’s Sports Foundation, the United States Golf Association, the Ladies Pro Golf Association, and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators—to make changes that have long been due.

The Sports Project has also been joined by many high-profile athletes and coaches to participate in our Sports Project, including John Amaechi, Billy Bean, Pat Griffin, Rosie Jones, Billie Jean King, Holly Metcalf, Martina Navratilova, Dave Pallone, Dave Kopay, Esera Tuaolo, Sheryl Swoopes, Rosie Jones, and Hudson Taylor, among others.

The Sports Project also collaborates directly with the nation’s top colleges and universities in forming non-discrimination policy and guidelines, including:

  • University of Florida: Non-discrimination/anti-homophobia training for athletic department and women’s softball team
  • Tufts University: Worked with student body panel for LGBT issues
  • University of California Berkeley: Advised student advisory committee (SAC) of the NCAA to see how best to incorporate education on homophobia in sports into their program
  • University of North Carolina Asheville: Advised out athlete on working with media
  • Stanford University: Collaborated on gay and lesbian organization programming on Title IX and homophobia in sports
  • University of Minnesota: Consulted with National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics
  • University of New Hampshire: Consulted with student affairs office to develop programming
  • Middle Tennessee State University: Consulted with athletic department
  • Springfield College: Consulted with athletic department
  • Ithaca College: Participated in panel discussion on sports programs
  • Northeastern University: Consulted with Sport in Society program

The Sports Project travels extensively to reach organizations, coaches and athletic directors directly, and share with them the importance of inclusivity in sports. Organizations include:

  • Black Coaches and Administrators Association
  • Black Women in Sports Foundation
  • Gay Games
  • Gay Lesbian Athletic Association
  • Gay Lesbian International Association
  • Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
  • Lavender Law
  • National Association of Collegiate Women Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Fastpitch Coaches Association
  • National Football Summit
  • National Soccer Coaches
  • National Volleyball Coaches Association
  • Montreal OutGames
  • New York Times Speaker series
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
  • Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation
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