for struggling athletes
An athlete who is struggling with his or her sexuality often searches for answers. And, more often than not, they aren't ready to talk to anybody about what they're feeling. On this page and others on the site, GForce offers some videos, hot links and downloadable PDFs to help ease the transition and, perhaps, teach them something about themselves.

Click HERE to go to the GForce Resources page for helpful phone numbers and web sites.

Downloads

Flyer about the Athlete Buddy System. PDF in English. PDF en français.

Hot links to news stories


"The You Can Play Project gets support from NHL players"  Global Toronto, March 5, 2012. Find the story and video HERE.

"Patrick and Brian Burke's 'You Can Play' Project" 
Towleroad, March 4, 2012. Find the story and video HERE.

"DePaul student-athlete officially comes out." 
Windy City Times,
October 26, 2011. Find the story HERE.

"Coming out is liberating for 15-year-old high school volleyball player Galen Dodd."
Outsports.com, October 17, 2011. Find the story HERE.

"Navigating a maze in blue: Two gay Michigan gymnasts share their stories."
Outsports.com, October 17, 2011. Find the story HERE.

"Michigan associate rowing coach Charley Sullivan: 'I’m here, I’m queer and I’m a hell of a good coach'."
Outsports.com, September 5, 2011. Find the story HERE.

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Volleyball coach's journey to accepting that he is gay."
Outsports.com, April 27, 2011. Find the story HERE.

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Gay coach and lacrosse player are opening closet doors at Bowdoin College."
Outsports.com, April 18, 2011. Find the story HERE.

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Gay-positive environment pervades top NCAA hockey program; Miami coaches and players put out welcome mat for gay athletes."
Outsports.com, March 31, 2011.
Find the story HERE.

"I'm Gay: Professional English Cricketer Steven Davies comes out . . ."
Towleroad.com, Feb. 27, 2011. Find the story HERE.
 
"Runner goes from the closet to activist for gay athletes."
Outsports.com, Dec. 6, 2010.
Find the story HERE.

"College lacrosse player comes out to his team." Outsports.com, Feb. 15, 2010
Find the story HERE.


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Brendan Burke raised awareness by coming out as young, gay athlete."

The Boston Globe, Feb. 8, 2010. Find the story HERE.

"British Lions rugby legend Gareth Thomas: . . ." London Daily Mail, Dec. 19, 2009.
Find the story HERE.

Videos

Patrick Burke, Brendan Burke's older brother, reads excerpts from Brendan's speech to his former high school after he came out. The Fifth Estate, CBCNews, Nov. 26, 2010.
View the video HERE.

First openly gay athlete in NCAA history comes out -- the story of GForce's own Andrew Goldstein.  PlanetQTV, 2005.
View the video HERE.