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3 lies we tell ourselves about women’s sports

As a former NCAA Division1 athlete and a consumer of sports media, I’ve seen my fair share of how sexism plays out in the sports world, most recently in headlines about how “Racist Donald Sterling Is Distracting Everyone’s Attention From Sexist Donald Sterling.” Unfortunately, sexism in sports is so pervasive, that it becomes background noise […]

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14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

For many successful businesses, organizations, teams or individuals, the end of the year often marks a time for reflection and celebration of successes and also a time to think about changes we want to make in the upcoming year. For the LGBT community, 2013 has undoubtedly been a banner year: there were important legal victories […]

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Being Bi: Coming Out to Both LGBT and Non-LGBT Communities

Last week, on National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), countless LGBT people across the country took the opportunity “come out” as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Although we celebrate our LGBT identities on this day, many people outside the LGBT community may not realize that, in reality, we are in a constant process of […]

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Coaches Need to Be Public Allies of LGBT Athletes

Now, more than ever, we need coaches be out-allies. I wrote this article exactly one month ago, yet during last week’s Nike LGBT Sports Summit, I was again reminded of the crucial role of coaches for the LGBT sports equality movement. During a small group session with student athletes, a young lesbian athlete nearly cried […]

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April 2013: An exciting month for GO! Athletes & The LGBT Sports Movement

April 2013 marked a very exciting month for GO! Athletes and for the entire LGBT Sports Movement in the United States. Two very important athletes came out as gay (first #1 WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner and later NBA player Jason Collins) causing a media frenzy on the topic of LGBT athletes. Out and open: Brittney […]

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Anna L. Aagenes: new website, more updates coming soon!

Anna is a community organizer, L-G-B-T-Q activist, athlete, and an advocate for social justice. Anna is the Executive Director of the non-profit GO! Athletes which stands for (Generation Out) Athletes. GO! Athletes is the first national network of current and former student athletes dedicated to support and empower other L, G, B, T, and Q student athletes. She also serves as […]

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