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2004 Program

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Online videos of our keynotes speeches are generously donated by WGBH of Boston. Click the links below to access each one. To play free REAL Player.

2004 International Gay & Lesbian Athletics Conference


Athletes: Leaders and Role Models
Mayor Neil Giuliano, Tempe, AZ

Neil Giuliano, an openly gay mayor, speaks about the importance of gay and lesbian athletes acting as leaders and role models in the community.

Athletes: Fighting Homophobia
Andrea Zimbardi, recent graduate, University of Florida

Andrea Zimbardi speaks out about the discrimination she faced on the softball team at the University of Florida. VIDEO NOT AVAILABLE

Race and Racism in LGBT Sports  
Dora Dome, attorney, chairwoman, Our Family Coalition
Peter Roby, director, Center for Study of Sport in Society
Robin Galas, director, operations, NCLR
Helen Carroll, project coordinator, Homophobia in Sports, NCLR
Yolanda Jackson, director, marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Panelists at the 2004 International Gay and Lesbian Athletic Conference discuss discrimination and acceptance as elite, collegiate and recreational athletes.

Athletes: Reconciling Stereotypes
Jordan Goldwarg, coach, Nordic skiing, Dartmouth College
Ryan Quinn, Varsity Ski Team, University of Utah

Jordan Goldwarg and Ryan Quinn share their stories of courage, identity, and reconciling the stereotype of the athlete with that of the gay male.

2003 National Gay & Lesbian Athletics Conference

Athletes: Turning Points
Holly Metcalf, 1984 Olympic gold medalist, rowing
Mark Tewksbury, 1992 Olympic gold medalist, swimming

Holly Metcalf and Mark Tewksbury tell their remarkable stories of overcoming fear and homophobia to become Olympic athletes.

Athletes: Heroes Among Us
Billy Bean, former Major League Baseball player, Detroit Tigers
Robert Dover, Olympian in Athens 2004, equestrian dressage

Billy Bean and Robert Dover discuss the struggles and triumphs of pursuing professional and world-class sports as a gay athlete

Athletes: Homosexuality and Hypermasculinity
Eric Anderson, author, sociologist, University California Irvine

Eric Anderson gives a provocative talk on the rise of misogyny and homosexuality in culture, and its expression within the culture of sports.


Day 1, Friday, March 28, 2003 - Sports Leadership Congress and Opening Reception Hosted by Mayor Menino
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+ Pictures by GLAAD (17 images)

Day 2, Saturday, March 29, 2003 - Breakfast Keynotes, Lunch Keynotes, 14 Panels, "Health, Fitness, and Wellness Expo", Evening Reception and Keynotes
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Day 3, Sunday, March 30, 2003 - Olympian Brunch and Athletics Activities
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