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ESPN columnist tackles topic of gays in sports

February 13, 2014

LZ Granderson has spent much of his 15-year career riling both liberals and conservatives with his authentic, forthright approach to the subject of LGBT people in sports and his commentary on race, gender, and politics.

Thursday, February 20
6-8 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre

'Dare you to move'

ESPN sportswriter and TEDX speaker, LZ Granderson will give the lecture, "Dare You to Move," at Colorado State University as part of Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public.

Moving out of our complacency

Granderson, in his lectures, inspires audiences to stand up for their beliefs -- no matter how difficult. Moving out of complacency requires courage -- he dares us to move!

The ESPN columnist and TV personality, through humor and candid stories, shares his journey from poverty, physical abuse and gang culture in Detroit to becoming the most visible openly gay man working in sports today.

Granderson tackles taboo subjects such as usage of the N-word in the black community, the presence of gays in the locker room, and the truths and lies about reverse racism. He spares no one. Not even himself.

A unique vantage point

Granderson identifies as openly gay, black, and Christian. He's a father and an acclaimed journalist who tackles topics of race, sexuality, and gender in society and sports.

He offers a unique vantage point from the intersection where athletics, race, identity, LGBT issues, and culture meet.


Contact: Jennifer Nival
E-mail: jennifer.nival@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2727