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Published on July 18th, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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An important moment in gay sports history, and a life changing sports program for youth

Outsports.com has a great blog series called “100 most important moments in gay sports history.” Moment #92 is the publishing of the book Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia In Sport, by Pat Griffin. This book by one of sports best educators against homophobia is still deeply relevant today.

If you have time, you’ll want to check out Pat’s current project Changing The Game: The GLSEN Sports Project “The Sport Project’s mission is to assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all students, teachers and coaches regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression and integrating these efforts into overall school plans to ensure a safe, respectful school climate and culture.”(are you listening, JRDA?) Wonder what she’d think of roller derby?

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