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posted Friday, June 28, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 26
Seattle a hotbed for LGBT sports - New survey places the Emerald City just below the top 10
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Seattle a hotbed for LGBT sports - New survey places the Emerald City just below the top 10

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Nobody can deny that 2013 has been a banner year when it comes to the merging of the LGBT world and the sports world - something that many feared would never happen. Several former and current pro, college, and teen players have come out as Gay - and the year is only half over.

For example, Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers became the first openly Gay players to come out in two professional sports leagues, basketball and soccer, respectively. Top WNBA draftee Brittney Griner came out as Lesbian and NFL football player Chris Kluwe has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage and Gay athletes in the sports world.

Times and (some) locker rooms have changed. Nike recently held its second annual LGBT Sports Summit, which brought together advocacy groups, athletes, coaches, and journalists to discuss the LGBT community in the world of professional sports.

New York marketing firm Target 10 has released its list of Top 10 LGBT Sports Cities in the country. The list was compiled by using data such as the LGBT population, the number of Gay sports leagues, the number of Gay sports bars, and several other data points.

Seattle came in at number 11, just behind Philadelphia. The top five LGBT sports cities in the country, according to the survey, are Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington (D.C.), and Atlanta, respectively. Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas followed.

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