for coaches
The following resources and articles are recommended to start discussions regarding LGBT athletes and their sports.

Web Sites

OutSports provides a roundup of news and entertainment features of particular interest to LGBT athletes.

Straight ally and championship wrestler Hudson Taylor's web site,, provides resources for gay athletes and their allies.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) provides athlete resources through a number of programs including the Changing the Game program for K-12 students.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national organization of families and friends who support the LGBT community.

Resources on this site:
Additional resources, including general LGBT web sites and gay-sports-centric blogs, can be found on GForce's site HERE.

Articles and video resources for LGBT athletes and athletes struggling with their sexuality can be found HERE.


Closing remarks by Patrick Burke at the GForce Invisible Athlete Forum at the University of Denver on January 20, 2011. Click HERE to access the video (and the rest of the forum) on YouTube.

Articles and Studies

LGBT Athletes Coming out to College Coaches -- Women's Sports Foundation
Find the article by clicking HERE.

Most College Coaches Support Gay Athletes -- Northwestern University
Find the article by clicking HERE.

LGBT People in Sports -- Case Western Reserve
Find the article by clicking HERE.

University of Miami Sets Standard for Inclusion of Gay Athletes
Find the article by clicking HERE.


An excellent analysis of gay men in sports is provided in Eric Anderson's book "In The Game: Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity" published by SUNY Press. It includes interviews with gay athletes in professional, collegiate and high school sports and a chapter that details the best ways for an LGBT athlete to come out to their team.