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Human Rights & Education

Henry 5-21-13


Out In Sports: Moving Forward – A Panel Discussion on LGBT People in Sports

Boston Pride’s Human Rights and Education Committee will host a panel discussion regarding LGBTs in organized sports. From the announcement by NBA player Jason Collins that he is gay, to the recent pronouncements by major league sports to be more inclusive of the LGBT community, the issue of LGBTs in organized sports is gaining momentum as a critical part of equal rights discussions.  The panel discussion is being held as part of Boston Pride Week 2013.

Wednesday, June 5 @  6:15 -8:15 p.m.

Boston Public Library
Mezzanine Conference Room
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Panel Moderator:  Patrick Burke, You Can Play Foundation
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald Sports Columnist
Caitlin Cahow, 2x medalist, Olympic U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, Boston Blades
Nevin Caple, Diversity Consultant, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Br{ache the Silence Campaign
Keelin Godsey, Track and Field, Coach at Williams College
Pat Griffin, Professor Emerita, UMass Amherst (Ed.D), Founder of Changing the Game, author of Strong Women, Deep Closets
Steve Harrington, Gay Games athlete
James Nutter, GO! Athletes

This event if free of charge and open to the public. However, seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Media Release click here 

Human Rights News

    • Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill – Advocate  4/24/2013  – Read More
    • NFL Will Go Further to Protect Gay Players and Prospects – Advocate 4/24/2013 – Read More
    • Gay Placekicker Wants Another Shot at NFL – Advocate 4/23/2013 – Read More
    • Idaho Revises Requirements for Gender Markers on Driver’s Licenses – Advocate 4/24/2013 – Read More
    • Former NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo supports for marriage – Pink News 4/24/2013 – Read More
    • An openly gay Former  NFL Football player  will speak at Youth Pride Day – Pink News 4/24/2013 – Read More

For more other Human Rights News Click Here



About Us

Purpose Statement: This volunteer committee advocates for social justice for the LGBT Community by disseminating news, promoting dialogue, and mobilizing people to take action on issues of local, national and global significance.

Co-Chairs: Michael Bookman and Jeff Gerstenblatt

Committee Members: Alan Tran, Steve Auger, Keri Aulita, Sylvain Bruni, Lauren Olson

Meetings: Meetings are conducted at least once per month in person or via conference call.

More information: please email Michael and Jeff at

We are recruiting!  The HR&E Committee is currently seeking new members to help garner community involvement, establish programming goals, and launch initiatives.  If interested, contact us at