In this hour-long webinar, we hope to examine the issue of why the field of athletics remains one in which coaches and athletes feel the need to stay closeted. Why is it still a stigma, why aren’t there more “out” athletes? Why do coaches still feel the need to hide their sexuality, and is all this secrecy still necessary in today’s society? What would it take to change this climate?
The panelists include:
Pat Griffin, project director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s “Changing the Game – an initiative to make K-12 sports and PE a safer and more inclusive environment for kids regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Olympic medalist and former Team USA softball player Lauren Lappin, an out athlete.
We invite you to join us for this hour-long discussion online on Mon. June 27, 1 p.m. EST. Come ready with questions. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/317109862. Attendance in limited to100 participants to register early to save your spot.