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A Lesson in Feminism and Basketball from My Eight-Year-Old Daughter

By Shannon Ralph

Women's Basketball

As a born and bred Kentuckian, I am a self-avowed addict, and my drug of choice is basketball. More specifically, University of Kentucky men’s basketball. As such, this time of year—March Madness—is my Christmas. My Easter. My celebration of all that is good and right and holy in the world.

My children are not Kentuckians. They were born in Minnesota—a land where hockey reigns...

S Ralph
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Derrick Gordon: First Openly Gay Athlete to Play Division I Ball

Derrick Gordon

At 7:05 p.m. on November 14, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay athlete to play a game in Division 1 men’s basketball.

The 22-year-old junior, who plays for the University of Massachusetts, came out April 9. He immediately started getting letters of support from Germany, France, Italy, and China, was appearing at GLAAD awards and attended a Tedx talk and Nike LGBT conference.

His campus,...

The Next Family
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