One of my goals with this column is to garner some cross-sport support.
The myth that being LGBT precludes one from being an athlete has been refuted over and over, and Get Out and Play further seeks to highlight the important role that LGBT people play in the sports world. Philadelphia has a vibrant LGBT sports community and, in Get Out and Play, PGN artistic director and photographer Scott Drake chronicles the match-ups and meets, tournaments and tryouts that stand out on the local LGBT sports calendar, as well as tackles issues like homophobia in sports and unity among local teams.
Inspired by programs like April’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sports Conference hosted by Texas A&M and Nike’s LGBT Sports Summit in June, Drexel University professor Dr.
GO! Athletes is a Philadelphia-based national organization of LGBTQA high school, college and former student athletes that is shining a light on homophobia and discrimination in sports and encouraging athletes to recognize and accept all players, regardless of differences.