BY EOIN COOPER MARSH
The first US national Hall of Fame dedicated to LGBT athletes has been launched in Chicago. The National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame will announce its first inductees in August after the organization accepts first round nominations this summer.
The organization will also aim to recognize the history of LGBT people and their impact on sport nationally, both amateur and professional. In addition, educational outreach is a prime objective in order to ensure LGBT young people across the US do not feel alienated as athletes.
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