Homophobic Attacks on the Press by Masha Gessen Political or ethnic discrimination and a desire to suppress coverage of corruption and human rights violations are well-documented motives for attacks on journalists around the world. An often undocumented motive, though increasingly common, is homophobia. Gay and lesbian journalists are frequently physically attacked or slapped with lawsuits for reporting news of concern to the gay and lesbian communities. That was one of the major findings of a CPJ report documenting attacks against gay and lesbian journalists between and in countries as politically and culturally disparate as Canada, Russia and Zimbabwe.
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A post shared by Dianna Russini diannaespn on Nov 18, at 6: Russini, a native of the Bronx, played soccer at George Mason University before venturing into the world of sports reporting. She made a name for herself in Connecticut through her work with NBC, covering both the news and sports. Her career in sports, however, stands on its own. After working as a sideline reporter at Liberty University, she joined Fox Sports, covering Pac and Big 12 basketball and football. A fun fact about Briscoe: She and Danica Patrick went to high school together in Roscoe, Illinois, and were both cheerleaders.
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Is her career the only thing she wants to focus on currently? Neither has she presented a husband or a life partner in front of the media and fans nor announced any plans of her settling down in her life. That has also led to the fans of the game speculate her to be a lesbian. She, however, has not spoken about her sexuality in public, and that is why no significant conclusions could be reached with regards to her sexuality.
But imagine coming out as a gay basketball player on a team led by born-again Christians — in an environment where your sexuality is considered a sin. Clark St. View Full Caption Kate Fagan "I think we were in a space for so long, in sports especially, and in society in general, where there were not really enough examples for younger kids who might be athletes or want to work in the sports world and also identify as gay or lesbian [or] transgender," said Fagan, a year-old Brooklyn resident who played at Colorado University from to