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Gays and Lesbians in Pro Sports


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Former NFL players David Kopay (L) and Esera Tuaolo attend the GLAAD Media Awards on April 26, 2003. Both men came out after leaving the NFL.
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Former NFL players David Kopay (L) and Esera Tuaolo attend the GLAAD Media Awards on April 26, 2003. Both men came out after leaving the NFL.

This week, the San Francisco Giants became the first professional sports team to join forces with the "It Gets Better" campaign against bullying of gay and lesbian youths. Is the climate changing for homosexuals in pro sports?

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Will Sheridan, former Villanova basketball player who came out of the closet Monday on ESPN
  • David Kopay, former San Francisco 49ers running back and the first NFL player to come out in 1975
  • Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of OutSports.com, an online informative and entertaining gay sports community encompassing sports fans, teams and leagues
  • Joan Ryan, media consultant to the San Francisco Giants and former sports columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and The Examiner

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