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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Some may wonder why this blog often takes note of the homophobia in sports.

'Cause it's a problem, dudes and dudettes! Need an example? Check out this section from Pat's recent post on the It Takes a Team! blog:
I have had two conversations in the last month with women targeted by this kind of discrimination. One conversation was with a college coach who has been dismissed after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a player. There was no investigation, no evidence presented. Just the accusation and boom, the coach is gone. The coach denies the accusation and is seeking legal counsel to defend herself. The other conversation was with two lesbian athletes who were dismissed from a college team. Their previous coach was fine with them being out and in a relationship. Their new coach…not so much. In both cases there were charges made to cover over the real reason for the dismissal or to supplement the charges, in the case of the coach.