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Professional Sports Has a Lot to Learn from Younger Athletes About LGBT Acceptance

In 2013, the NHL joined the “You Can Play” campaign to show the league’s support for gay players. In 2014, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. 

But these moves have not shifted the overall climate in professional sports where openly gay athletes are rare. 

Cyd Zeigler has been writing about LGBT athletes for nearly two decades. Zeigler joins us to discuss his new book Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports.

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