Ed Team

A Sporting Chance

Filed By Ed Team | November 25, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: ESPN, glaad, homophobic behavior, Jarrett Barrios, NFL, sports

"I hope the [NFL] moves beyond individual suspensions and instead enacts zero-tolerance policies that start to address the danger of homophobia in sports. When these slurs are used by professional athletes, it trickles down to local and amateur sports teams and even children's teams. It gives license to youths to bully their peers and for feeding a climate of intolerance toward our community. Despite experiencing full legal equality with my husband in Massachusetts, our son was still bullied and called anti-gay taunts on the baseball diamond after two teammates learned he had two dads."

--Jarrett T. Barrios, President of GLAAD

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