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LGBT Students and College Sports


Ohio State's hockey team hosted the NCAA's  first ever Division 1 "Pride Night" in support of the "You Can Play" initiative, a project that promotes acceptance of LGBT athletes. Professional sports have yet to see an openly gay player, but with the growing trend toward tolerance, a gay pro athlete may step into the spotlight soon. In this hour, we'll discuss how attitudes on homosexuality are shifting at the college level.


  • Gene Smith, Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics at the Ohio State University 
  • Sue Rankin, Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education in the College Student Affairs Program at Penn State University
  •  Pat Griffin, Founding Director of Changing the Game