Seattle Times: Considering recent news of basketball players Brittney Griner and Jason Collins announcing they are lesbian and gay, respectively, it’s fitting this week the LGBT community would also hear about its first sports Hall of Fame.

According to a press release sent Wednesday, the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, based in Chicago, will recognize those who have stood up to stereotypes and worked to break down the walls of differences to bring people together for the good of the games, according to the group’s executive director, Bill Gubrud. Nominations are currently being accepted and the inaugural induction is set for August at the Center on Halsted, a LGBT community center in Chicago.

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