I love sports because it teaches values like self-respect, self-discipline, teamwork and resilience. Adding tolerance to that list only enhances the character building opportunities for athletes.
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The climate in professional American sports is so inhospitable that no athlete in the major leagues has ever come out while still playing. Sports is far behind most of society in this respect.
Five years ago, I decided to make a documentary about homophobia in sports. I wanted to understand why athletes seemed to feel being out was unsafe when lesbian and gay visibility was increasing everywhere else.
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