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Athlete Scholarship Fund Raising Dinner
(separate fee) (Sat, Mar 27)
Defying Stereotypes: The Lives of
LGBT Professional Athletes
Are you a professional athlete? Are you a coach, owner, manager, or work
with professional sports team? Or do you aspire to be a professional athlete
as a high school or collegiate athlete? Or how about being a fan of pro
sports? This panel is for you and will focus on your issues. Though the topic
will cross over into high school, collegiate, women, the issues that
professionals face are very unique and this panel will detail those specific
This panel will provide a discussion of the struggles and triumphs
associated with pursuing athletics on the professional level. Professional
athletes will share their stories of what it was/is like to be lesbian or gay
in this homophobic environment.