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Athletics sponsors Pride Week Movie Night

LEWISTON, Maine -- As part of Pride Week at Bates, taking place May 4-10, the Bates Department of Athletics and the Athletic Committee are sponsoring the showing of a documentary film about homophobia in athletics.


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Slated to be shown on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm, Training Rules (2009) uses the case of former Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland to examine homophobia in women’s sports. A panel discussion follows the hour-long film, which will be shown in Keck Classroom (G52) at Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Pride Week events include singer DavEnd, national LGBT advocate Salkind ’90