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LGBTQ Inclusion & Religion in Collegiate Athletics: Seeking Common Ground in an Era of Polarization

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Dr. Pat Griffin will give a public talk on her experience as an athletic coach, teacher, and scholar building common ground between LGBTQ collegiate athletes and faith-based higher education institutions.

Pat Griffin is Professor Emerita in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is founding director of Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project. Dr. Griffin is the author of Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sports, co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice and co-author of On The Team: Equal Opportunities for Transgender Student-Athletes, the NCAA Guide for the Inclusion Transgender Athletes and Champions of Respect: NCAA Guide for the Inclusion of LGBTQ Student-Athletes. Dr. Griffin regularly consults with the NCAA and college and high school athletic departments on LGBT issues in sports.