We talk a lot about queer acceptance and advocacy in sports, but the sports world currently requires athletes and fans to assimilate. Queer athletes, whether they are publicly out or not, are often obliged to adhere to the cultural norms of their respective sports if they wish to play. These
This is the second of a three-part series that explores the history of gender testing in sports and how it affects the modern sporting climate. Part I looked at the early origins of gender testing; Part II looks at the years between 1999 and the present day and how gender
This is the first of a three-part series that will explore the history of gender testing in sports and how it affects the modern sporting climate. Part I looks at the early origins of gender testing.
Governing bodies in sports, from minor leagues to major international organizations such as the
On Tuesday, the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House for a visit with the President, a vocal white supremacist. Such visits are customary, and many hockey fans defended the Penguins organization on those grounds. However, the organization's erroneous excuse, that visiting an oppressive head of state could
Professional sports is an entertainment product, and as a result, every sporting league that hopes to be profitable has to be conscious of exactly what they are selling. It's important that the product be entertaining, and it's easy to sell violent theater -- the NHL and pro hockey have excelled