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When Religion and the LGBT Collegiate Athlete Collide

posted on April 27, 2016

Erik Brady and Scott Gleeson of USA Today report on the tension between LBGT student-athletes, religious universities, and the NCAA. While the Department of Education states that Title IX extends protection to gay and transgender students, several religious schools are seeking an exemption to this policy. “The NCAA wouldn’t tolerate a no-blacks, racist policy,” says Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of, “but it has no problem tolerating a homophobic policy.”

Read at USA Today