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Education of LGBTQ+ Experiences in Sport

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An Olympic Gymnast, entrepreneur and part owner of the Chicago Red Stars, Joshua Dixon has a unique perspective regarding LGBTQ+ inclusivity in sports and his personal journey becoming an openly out athlete in gymnastics. Leading the Stanford Cardinal to win the 2011 NCAA Championship, he went on to win several bronze medals in the Winter Cup. Since graduating from Stanford and moving on from USA Gymnastics, Josh has championed for matters of racial/gender equity and LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.

In this video, Josh discusses how education is incumbent for the adults, whether that be parents, coaches or leaders in the community. Josh states that if parents, coaches and leaders are better educated they will be able to have a beneficial supportive conversation with their athlete.