Monday, October 21, 2013

#S4SC Preview: GO! Athletes w/ Craig Cassey Jr.

As lead-up to the Sport for Social Change Conference on Friday, October 25 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, we will be previewing several of the major presentations during the week. The first up for sampling is the presentation on LGBT Issues in Sport from GO! Athletes and Craig Cassey Jr.

We're excited to have GO! Athletes Executive Director Anna Aagenes discuss issues surrounding college athletes who identify as members of the LGBT community. The organization is at the forefront on this issue and has gained significant credibility for its voice on key issues faced by out athletes. Anna will discuss how the LGBT community and society as a whole can benefit by using sport as a catalyst.

Anna from GO! Athletes will be joined in their presentation by Craig Cassey Jr. Craig is a student at Georgetown University and was an out track & field athlete at the high school and collegiate levels. He has gained attention for his blog, where he discussed issues relating to LGBT issues and experiences in sports. Furthermore, he also serves as one of the nation's youngest LGBT elected officials.

Attendees of this session will gain insight into what it's like being an LGBT athlete at each level of competition and how sport can be leveraged to improve the LGBT community. For questions or inquiries, please email

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