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An Open Letter to NCAA Institutional Members and the Public

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March 21, 2016 From: The Common Ground Leadership Team We are a committee comprised of sports educators including members of the LGBTQ community and faith community who work in college athletics. We come together to encourage respectful dialogue and to build relationships across our differences. Our goal is to find common ground in policies and…



No Truth, No Liberty: I Am Anucha Browne

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  • Posted on June 5, 2015

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by Nevin Caple | Executive Director, BTS | @NevinCaple   Last week, I met up with my dear friend and mentor, Kate Kendell, in New York City. We talked extensively about the WNBA’s Isaiah Thomas problem and the implications on women and girls in sport. As a result, my organization, Br{ache the Silence, founded to…



LGBT Sports Coalition requests all major sporting events be moved from Indiana

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  • Posted on March 26, 2015

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  The NCAA, NFL, Big Ten, USA Diving and USA Gymnastics all have major events planned for Indianapolis in the next 16 months LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 26, 2015) – The LGBT Sports Coalition condemns the action of Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana State Legislature in passing SB 101, a bill that gives individuals…



Coaches Corner Delivers LGBTQ Resources and Community for Women’s Sports Professionals

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For Immediate Release NEW YORK — Br{ache the Silence Co-founders, Nevin Caple and Colleen McCaffrey teamed up with the NCAA, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Women’s Sports Foundation, Equality Coaches Alliance, SHAPE America and fellow sports advocates, including Pat Griffin, Karen Morrison, Sue Rankin, Sherri Murrell, Kirk Walker and…



University of Illinois Women’s Wheelchair Basketball

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  • Posted on January 8, 2015

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Joins BTS Tour of Champions Illinois Women’s Wheelchair Basketball student-athletes, Gail Gaeng, Olivia Morrison, Megan Blunk, Kendra Zeman, and Helen Freeman conceptualized a powerful video for Br{ache the Silence Tour of Champions to show their support for LGBTQ inclusion in sport. Led by Paralympian head coach, Stephanie Wheeler, the team chose to break the silence…



Challenge Pepperdine University to be #BetterThanBullying

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  • Posted on December 19, 2014

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We are #BetterThanBullying. Br{ache the Silence is calling for LGBTQ inclusion training for Pepperdine University coaches, athletic administrators and student-athletes. Sign the Petition Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Ryan Weisenberg and Academic Coordinator, Adi Conlogue are accused of violating the civil rights of Plantiffs, Layana White and Haley Videckis. The 24-page official complaint, filed in the…



WBCA, Br{ache the Silence, McClure Images premiere ‘The Time is Now’ inclusion video

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  • Posted on November 19, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA (November 19, 2014) – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, in partnership with Br{ache the Silence and McClure Images, is pleased to premiere online today “The Time is Now” – the first video created specifically to address the need for inclusion within the women’s basketball community. The 3-minute, 13-second video features individuals…



National Think Tank Convenes to Create Inclusive and Respectful Environments for College Athletes and Coaches

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  • Posted on November 4, 2014

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Participants Develop Best Practices and Policies to Create Environments that are Respectful of Religious Beliefs, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Press Release (Indianapolis, IN, November 4, 2014)— A newly formed think tank of college, LGBT, sports, and religious leaders will convene today and tomorrow in Indianapolis to establish best practices and policies so college athletes and…



UCLA Women’s Soccer Joins BTS Tour of Champions

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  • Posted on July 14, 2014

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Speaking out for Inclusion in Sport Press Release for Immediate Distribution 7/14/2014 NEW YORK, NY- Several months ago UCLA junior, Kodi Lavrusky scored the game-winning goal against Florida State in the NCAA National Championship to give UCLA women’s soccer the programs first national title. Today, Lavrusky and her teammates, Zoey Goralski and Claire Winter, are…



WNBA Launches League-Wide Pride Initiative

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  • Posted on May 21, 2014

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WNBA to market to LGBT community by Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is kicking off a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a shift that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games. With the campaign, the…