Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
Homophobia in SportsDownload audio (MP3)
Just days before the San Francisco 49ers' first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years, cornerback Chris Culliver said he wouldn't welcome a gay teammate in the locker room. The team quickly responded with an official statement supporting the LGBT community. Do Culliver's comments reflect a pervasive anti-gay sentiment in sports, or is he an individual outlier?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of OutSports.com, an online gay sports coummunity composed of sports fans, teams and leagues
- David Kopay, former San Francisco 49ers running back and the first NFL player to come out in 1975
- Patrick Burke, co-founder of You Can Play, an LGBT sports advocacy nonprofit that works with pro-sports teams and fans to welcome gay players and gay fans