NCAA and Gay Rights Group Take on Homophobia in College Sports
Elfman, Lois, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The National Center for Lesbian Rights recently announced a settlement in the discrimination lawsuit filed by Jennifer Harris, a former Pennsylvania State University women's basketball player who sued the school over alleged mistreatment by former coach Rene Portland, who allegedly thought Harris was a lesbian. Although virtually all colleges and universities have non-discrimination policies in place, the case has propelled discussions about homophobia in college sports. Last fall, the NCLR and the NCAA co-hosted the "Think Tank on Homophobia in Sport," bringing together coaches, administrators and athletes to discuss an issue that's been receiving increasing national …
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Publication information: Article title: NCAA and Gay Rights Group Take on Homophobia in College Sports. Contributors: Elfman, Lois - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 24. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 5, 2007. Page number: 12. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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