The past 18 months have truly been groundbreaking in the LGBT sports landscape. The likes of Jason Collins, Michael Sam, Derick Gordon, as well as Olympians Sally J Shipard, Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Caitlin Cahow and Belle Brockhoff have all come out so loudly and so proudly! – See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/08/21/equality-team-sport/#sthash.05v9wUPY.dpuf
EGLSF Co-President Klaus Heusslein and EuroGames Committee Member Lou Manders (former EGLSF Co-President) met Thomas Hitzlsperger at the debate ‘Is Homosexuality in Sport still a Taboo’ which had been hosted by the Dutch Embassy at Berlin in June .
Hitzlsperger reported to have experienced his coming-out as liberation, especially when he finally felt able to talk with his friends and family about his sexual orientation. He considers such a step as important since it also can enhance performance of athletes. And he added: “Lying is unpleasant!”
Unfortunately there still are unpleasant experiences in sport and particularly in football, some of the other […]