National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame

 A hall of fame for gay athletes and allies is launching  in Chicago.

The nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame will
accept nominees beginning this summer. Its goal is to honor people and
organizations that have “stood up to stereotypes” and embraced gay and
lesbian athletes, said Bill Gubrud, executive director and board

“We’re not just going to honor gay athletes, but other athletes who
helped those gay athletes along and provided a safe haven,” Gubrud said.

Read more at the Tribune.