Thursday, March 13, 2014

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

The efforts are aimed at reinforcing the league’s policies against discrimination. They include expanded training for players, a centralized complaint system and posting a code of conduct prohibiting discrimination in home and visitor locker rooms. Full story here!

WGB: I am so pleased with how supportive so many different sports organizations and leagues have been in regards to gay players and gay discrimination in general. If anyone has a break down of support by sport in the US, please let me know as I would love to do a post on the breakdown.

Photo: Openly Gay Soccer Player Anton Hysen

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