Web Sites and Blogs
Below are a number of web sites and blogs that focus on many of the issues that any LGBT individual may face (not just the LGBT athlete). They include links to general gay hot lines and suicide prevention services.
The blogs (below the web site listings) are not only gay athlete resources, but also good reads for anyone who wants the perspective of a LGBT athlete.
The GForce web site has several other resource areas that may be helpful to the gay athlete, their coach or their parent. Click HERE to access a list of articles and videos about gays in sports.
The You Can Play Project
You Can Play features gay athletes and straight allies teaming up for respect both on the field and in the locker room. Check out their extensive library that includes videos of support by NHL players.
Outsports.com is a web site dedicated to LGBT athletes and gays who love sports.
The GLBT National Help Center
Provides free and confidential telephone and Internet peer counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States.
The Trevor Project
Provides national suicide and crisis counseling for lesbian and gay youth. Hotline is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Phone: 1.866.4.U.TREVOR (1.866.488.7386)
The Matthew Shepard Foundation
Support diversity programs in education and helps youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves. They also have a team of speakers available to schools and organizations to speak on GLBT issues.
Centerlink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Are you looking for a LGBT community center near you? This site has an extensive worldwide directory with links to the center’s web sites.
A Gay Athlete’s Life
Blog written by a closeted professional baseball player, recently retired.
A couple of Washington Capitals fans who write the ultimate gay hockey blog. As they say on the masthead, “For boys who like boys who like hockey.”
Walk the Road
Three high school athletes (runner, soccer, soccer) who want “to change the way teenage gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning athletes are viewed in the sports world.” Their masthead says it all: Three kids. Three time zones. One mission.
Out in the Locker Room
A compilation of articles written by LGBT sports community activist Jeff Kagan. Jeff is the co-founder of Out of Bounds NYC, the New York City Gay Hockey Association and the New York City Gay Basketball League. He has written articles for Next Magazine, Compete Magazine and Go NYC Magazine.
Federation of Gay Games
A blog that highlights activities around the Gay Games and other sports-related news content. Their tag line: participation, inclusion, personal best.
Equality Coaching Alliance
A virtual meeting place where coaches can discuss LGBT coaching issues.