The Sports World announces major LGBT acceptance policies
By: GAYPV News Team
THE SPORTS WORLD ANNOUNCES MAJOR LGBT ACCEPTANCE POLICIES
This week 2 historic announcements were made towards non-discrimination of the LGBT community by the sports world. The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, recommended the adding of “sexual orientation” to the Olympic non-discrimination policy. Recommendation 14 of 40 new proposed reforms called "Olympic Agenda 2020," will be put to a vote by the full IOC at a special session in Monaco on Dec. 8-9, 2014. ,“The IOC to include non-discrimination on sexual orientation in the 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism.” The proposed new clause states: "The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in the Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status."
IOC member Angela Ruggiero voiced her support for this change. She explained in a news release, “This recommendation by the IOC sends a strong and powerful signal to all athletes, and to the world at large, of our message of absolute non-discrimination.”
Also this week the NFL Super Bowl 50 host committee announced for the first time inclusion of LGBT businesses as acceptable candidates as diversity suppliers with opportunities related to Super Bowl 50. This if the first time LGBT businesses have been identified as eligible candidates as suppliers. They are not just hosting the Super Bowl they are redefining it. The committee website states they are "Loud, proud, inclusive, and authentic, just like the Bay area itself."