After almost two years of working to end homophobia in men’s professional sports, The Last Closet, produced by Woman Vision, will discontinue it’s campaign and close down it’s website. There is a certain amount of sadness in announcing this ending mixed with a good dose of pride. Much has been accomplished in the 10 months since the website officially launched, owed in part to the months of work that preceded it. Our initial endeavor was to make a documentary film. We prepared with mountains [...] (Read More)

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 Sean Coyne is a PhD student at the University of Chicago and a “Collegiate Ambassador” from Go! Athletes which is the first national network dedicated to Educating, Engaging and Empowering every generation of LGBTQ Athletes and Allies. This is Sean’s experience at the hearings. This blog first appeared on Go! Athlete’s homepage.     On May 8th in Chicago, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution presented by The Last Closet and the Human Relations Committee of the Chicago City Council that encourages four [...] (Read More)

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On May 29th, 2013 – The Last Closet will be videotaping an interview with Larry Baer – owner of the San Francisco Giants. Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of OutSports.com and co-producer for TLC will be interviewing Mr. Baer along with Grady Schroeder, one of our Jr. Interviewers. You can see some of Grady’s interview in the Video section of this website and/or read more about him in our Resources section. We will ask Mr. Baer our two basic questions – Will you invite your gay players [...] (Read More)

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It has finally happened – we have our first out and proud gay sports hero who has publicly come out while actively playing in the top five major sports. Jason Collins – NBA center for the Washington Wizards – although he stated he wished he didn’t have to be the first, has taken that brave leap and hopefully leads the way for others in the professional leagues.   The Last Closet is proud to be a part of the movement that has been laying [...] (Read More)

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Good things come in fives. Take Michigan’s “Fab-5” – forever immortalized as the best group of freshman to ever play men’s college basketball. Or the 2012 US Women’s Gymnastic team – glowingly referred to as the “Fierce 5” after their tumbles, vaults, and dismounts proved golden during the London Olympics. The Last Closet is hoping that this number is magical once again as we actively pursue interviews with what we’ll call our “fearless 5” professional sports team owners. The Last Closet just launched its [...] (Read More)

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