Homophobia and Sports

04/02/2003

Contributed by Luca Maurer

"Mike Piazza Says He's Not Gay, But Why Do We Care?--Are Sports Fans and Teammates Ready for Lesbian and Gay Athletes to Come Out?"
A presentation by Pat Griffin
Tuesday, April 8
8:00 p.m.
Emerson Suites.

Pat Griffin is the author of Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport. She is a professor of social justice education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her teaching and research focuses on addressing sexism, racism, and gender bias in education. She has served as an expert consultant on homophobia and gender bias for the Women's Sports Foundation and is the coeditor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Source Book for Teachers and Trainers.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Lisa Maurer, LGBT Coordinator, 274-7394 or Beth Brunelle, Assistant Manager Recreational Sports, 274-3290.

Contributed by Lisa Maurer

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