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Pat Griffin, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, talks about the role of sexuality in sport during a panel discussion in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on April 9, 2014.
Griffin worked as an advisor to the UMass Athletics Department in the week preceding Derrick Gordon’s announcement that he was coming out as the first openly gay Division 1 men’s basketball player. Wade Davis (right) is the executive director of the “You Can Play” project, and was a mentor to Gordon during the coming-out process.
Kate Fagan of ESPNW.com, who was one of two writers to break the story of Gordon’s announcement, was also a panelist in the discussion. It was moderated by Dr. Nefertiti Walker, a professor in the Department of Sport Management.
The talk was the fourth edition of the Sports Talk Panel Series, put on by the Association of Diversity in Sport at UMass.