David Moore June 11, 2013 | WGVU Grand Valley is the first NCAA Division II institution to join the You
Can Play campaign, a national effort seeking to change locker room
culture and support all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation and
gender identity or expression.
A video featuring Laker
student-athletes and Tim Selgo, director of athletics, was posted on the
You Can Play Facebook page. View it by clicking here.
In the video, Lakers from many different sports send the message “If you can shoot (swing, race or swim), you can play.”
Colette Seguin Beighley, director of the LGBT Resource Center, said the
vision for the project lies with Joe Miller, who had an undergraduate
fellowship at the center through NASPA. Miller was a sports leadership
major who produced the video with help from Mark Switzer, a film and
Selgo said coaches and student-athletes were enthusiastic about the project.
Miller is now pursuing a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis
on college student affairs leadership. During his internship with the
resource center, one of his goals was to connect LGBT issues with
“I heard of You Can Play and I thought that it would be
awesome to bring this message that at Grand Valley we support and
affirm our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student-athletes,”
Miller said. “I pitched the idea to student-athletes at their advisory
committee and the response, plus from athletic administration, was
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