Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz came out on July 13th. The event grabbed a lot of headlines, but only scratches the surface of LGBT issues in organized major sports. Homophobia partly fueled by heterosexist "locker room talk" is one factor keeping LGBT athletes from coming out. As of now, there is only one openly gay male athlete currently playing for one of America's five major professional sports leagues.
Coming up, we're talking about issues LGBT athletes face in big-time, organized sports.
- Cyd Zeigler, author, “Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports”
- Curtis M. Wong, senior editor, Queer Voices at Huffington Post
- Hudson Taylor, founder, executive director and board member, Athlete Ally