How We Help: Community Members

NCLR’s Sports Project is committed to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports, and creating a level playing field for all LGBT athletes and coaches. Please contact NCLR today if, as an athlete you are:

  • Suffering from transphobia or homophobia
  • Afraid you will not be chosen for the team if the coach knows you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
  • Fearful of physical violence or emotional abuse
  • Forced to quit your team or lose your scholarship due to a hostile environment
  • Told to remain silent or hide your identity to maintain team image
  • Pretending to be heterosexual to keep your position
  • Harassed or physically abused by team members
  • Terminated from your position and/or are unable to find another team

As a coach or administrator you:

  • Fear having to leave athletics if anyone finds out you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
  • Lose your job and/or financial support due to unfair treatment
  • Are denied domestic partner benefits
  • Experience rejection as your peers learn of your identity
  • Endure emotional or physical abuse in the workplace

Please contact the Sports Project Director, Helen Carroll at if you have any questions or need help.