Sport Comes Out Against Homophobia
December 10, 2013
ECOSOC Chamber, The United Nations
Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights
Martina Navratilova, Tennis Legend
Jason Collins, NBA Basketball Player
Thandeka Mkhuma, Human Rights activist from South Africa
Hida Viloria, Human Rights activist from the USA
Anastasia Smirnova, Human Rights activist from Russia
and others for a side event
Organized by a coalition of UN Member States, Observers, including the European Union, OHCHR, HRW, IGLHRC, GAI, & UESE
On Human Rights Day December 10 NBA basketball player Jason Collins and tennis legend Martina Navratilova will attend a panel discussion with UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay to raise awareness on LGBT rights. Join the discussion on Twitter using #Sport4LGBT.
Campus Pride College Sports Summit
University of Richmond
February 6 & 7, 2014
(Richmond, VA) – Campus Pride, the nation’s leading educational organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer college environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, plans the first-ever Campus Pride College Sports Summit to be held February 6 & 7, 2014. The two day summit is hosted in partnership with University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. Registration is $65 per individual. There is limited space. Details and more information are available online at CampusPride.org/SportsSummit
Featured keynote speakers include Kye Allums, the first out NCAA Division I transgender athlete, and Dr. Susan Rankin, former coach and the lead researcher of the 2012 Campus Pride LGBTQ National College Athlete Report. The summit will focus on research findings from the Campus Pride report, LGBTQ student-athlete experiences, training resources and recommended best practices to prevent harassment in college sports. Workshops and panels will also be presented on a range of LGBT topics in sports. In addition to University of Richmond and its Department of Athletics, Office of Common Ground, Department of Recreation & Wellness and the Division of Student Development, the partnering national organizations participating in the Summit include the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and GO! Athletes, the only LGBTQ athlete led organization in the country.
Campus Pride also plans to utilize the summit as a way to test its new Campus Pride Sports Index. The index is the first of its kind in the nation which will allow colleges and universities to benchmark LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices in college athletics and recreational sports. The new index will be tied into the existing Campus Pride Index.