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Homosexuality and Professional Sports: A lesson from Brittney Griner to the NFL

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We should all be so lucky as to love and accept ourselves as much as Griner does and be blessed if we can find someone willing to love us back, flaws and all.

Regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, don't stand idly by.  Become an ally!  If you are looking for a way to be an ally to the LGBTQ community, consider programs like the Trevor Project, the It Get's Better Campaign, PFLAG, or an ally program at your school or workplace---if one doesn't exist, start it!

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Associate Director of Women & Gender Studies, George Mason University, author of African American Families: Myths and Realities (2012), the Social Dynamics of Family Violence (2012), Prisoner Reentry and Social Capital (2011) and several other books (more...)

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Britney Griner is an exceptional basketball player... by Earl Smith on Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:59:08 AM
It is interesting to me to note the parallels here... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:34:09 PM
Thank you, Meryl Ann! I agree that a great parall... by Angela Hattery on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 3:44:45 PM
Men's men who get excited watching sweaty, muscula... by Simon Leigh on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:14:43 AM
Timely.  This Op-Ed coming just days before t... by Earl Smith on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:34:23 AM