LGBT Athletes To Speak At Final Four

The Human Right Campaign, Nike, ESPN, and the Women’s Sports Foundation are jointly hosting a discussion panel on LGBT athletes at the NCAA Final Four competition in Atlanta on Friday. Openly gay athletes expected to appear include former NBA star John Amaechi, former pro baseballer Billy Bean, former NFL players Esera Tuaolo and Dave Kopay, and others. The press release from the HRC doesn’t mention if this event will be televised (perhaps on ESPN?). Check out the Women’s Sports Foundation’s site, It Takes A Team, which advocates for making high school and college athletics a safe and welcoming place for LGBT athletes.