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USM Panel Discussion about LGBT High School & College Athletes

The University of Southern Maine Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine is hosting “Changing the Game: A Panel Discussion on LGBT People in High School and College Athletics” from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 19, in the University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include: Moderator Pat Griffin, director of Changing the Game: The GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Sports Project; Al Bean, director of USM Athletics; Gia Drew, Maine Transgender Network and GLSEN Southern Maine; and James Nutter and Madeline Hunsicker of GO! Athletes, the first national network dedicated to empowering LGBT athletes and allies. Audience questions and participation will be welcomed.

This panel is sponsored by USM’s LGBT Collection of the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, USM’s Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, GLSEN Southern Maine and GO! Athletes.

For more information, please contact Sampson Center Director Susie Bock at 780-4269 or