Sports is an opportunity to unite. For many LGBT people, the athletic environment has not been a safe one. Locker room banter, primarily in men’s change rooms has been accompanied with foul language and derogatory terminology. Over the last few years professional sports teams and corporate sponsorships have began to take a strong stance against homophobia and the role they play in the world of sports. “If you can play – you can play” This is the new stance and initiative brought to the forefront of professional sports and companies such as NIKE have been the leading forces behind that initiative.
NIKE and IN Magazine teamed up to create an LGBT run. Watch as NIKE influences discuss their relationship with the world of sports and their unique perspective as an LGBT person.