Tag: Sports

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In First Full Week of 2022, Lawmakers in At Least 7 States Propose New Anti-Trans Legislation

Although 2021 was dubbed by many, including the Human Rights Campaign. as the “worst year in recent history for LGBTQ state legislative attacks,” many equality and advocacy experts warn 2022 appears to be getting off with an equally hate-filled start.  Matt Lavietes of NBC News reported that “throughout the first…

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American Figure Skater Timothy LeDuc Poised To Become First Nonbinary Individual To Compete at the Winter Olympics

In the coming days, Timothy LeDuc and their figure skating partner Ashley Cain-Gribble could make Olympic LGBTQ history. Jo Yurcaba of NBC News reported that on Thursday, Jan. 6, “LeDuc, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, and their partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, will compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with the hope…

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Survivors of Larry Nassar in USA Gymnastics Sexual-Abuse Case To Receive $380-Million Settlement

In a case that has unveiled some of the deepest and darkest parts of athletics, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have agreed to pay a $380-million settlement to hundreds of survivors, all of whom were sexually abused by their former team doctor Larry Nassar. NPR’s Joe…

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WNBA Outperforms All Other Athletic Leagues on Diverse and Inclusive Hiring Practices

The WNBA is continuing its winning streak, outperforming all other major athletics groups when it comes to racial and gender hiring practices. Brooke Migdon of The Hill reported that “the Women’s National Basketball Association this week earned a nearly perfect score for race- and gender-inclusive hiring in 2021, according to…

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Officially Bans Transgender Students From School Sports

Holding true to threats he has made in the past, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has officially signed into Texas state law a rule that would restrict transgender students from participating in high school sports consistent with their gender identity. ESPN’s Katie Barnes reported that following Abbott’s action, Texas has become…

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Tennis Legend Serena Williams Partners With Nike To Create New Line of Sportswear With a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has already won 23 Grand Slam singles titles — the most by any player ever in the modern era. And now, the living legend is turning her considerable skills and influence to a new line of sports athleisure wear focused on lifting up and supporting underrepresented…

Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders Become First Major Sports Team To Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations for Anyone Attending Their Home Games

In yet another example of how corporate America is dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine hesitancy, the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders have announced that it will now require all fans attending home games to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering the stadium.  Jill Martin, Kay Jones and…