The list of top 10 gay/lesbian students in college and high school has grown to 18, including some of the most well-known stars in the LGBT community.
The rankings were compiled by ESPN.com, a national LGBTQ news outlet.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see the diversity that has grown in college athletics over the last decade,” said Mark Furey, director of the Center for Gay and Lesbian Excellence at the University of North Carolina.
“This year there are a lot of new students, a lot more of them are coming out.
They’re more open and they’re more aware of who they are and what they’re capable of.”
The list includes several players on the national championship teams of the U.S. and Canada, and some high school and collegiate athletes.
“I’m excited to see how this list of the top 10 LGBT athletes will continue to grow,” said the NCAA’s senior director of officiating and a former NCAA Division I football official.
“They’re a big part of the LGBT communities success story and the strength of our sport.”
The most popular athletes on the list are Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to play for the NFL, and Laveranues Coles, who was the first black player to be named the league’s All-American.
Sam, a former University of Texas defensive lineman, and Coles have won NCAA championships in football and men’s cross country.
Sam was the second player in NCAA history to be selected for the Heisman Trophy and won a national title with Texas in 2010.
Sam has been named the 2016 Athlon Sports National Player of the Year and is the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
“My hope is that we can continue to keep the dialogue going and the discussion alive about what’s going on in the world,” Sam said in a statement.
“We have to start talking about how our country can be more inclusive of everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.”
The NCAA and NCAA Division III sports have seen an explosion in student activism over the past year.
Earlier this month, students staged an anti-police brutality protest in front of the NCAA office in Tallahassee, Fla., which prompted the NCAA to expand its investigation into student conduct violations.
In September, the NCAA voted to add sexual assault and sexual harassment and stalking to the list of crimes that can be punished with a two-year probation period.
A bill introduced by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., would have amended the law to allow the NCAA and its member institutions to adopt policies that protect students from discrimination.
“Today’s report is the first step in making sure we are following through with these reforms,” said NCAA Commissioner Greg Sankey.
NCAA rules already require student athletes to report abuse to an external party, including their coach, athletic director or coach. “
There is a growing consensus that we need to have a greater level of transparency in our student conduct policies and our student athletes’ experiences.”
NCAA rules already require student athletes to report abuse to an external party, including their coach, athletic director or coach.
The draft version of the legislation also added a provision that would require coaches to report any incidents of abuse to their school’s student-athlete conduct office within 72 hours of being notified.
The NCAA has said the measure would have the effect of adding a more comprehensive set of student-conduct policies.
The committee approved the measure by a vote of 10-2, with two Democrats and one Republican voting no.
“The draft version was a step forward, but it’s not enough,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the bill’s sponsor.
“As soon as we make it a mandatory part of our rules, we’re going to start taking action.
I’m very pleased that we finally made the step forward and we now have the protections that we needed to do that.”
The legislation would also create a new “Student-Athlete-Coaches’ Conflict Resolution” and would require the NCAA Board of Directors to hold hearings on whether to make the rules more inclusive.
The new legislation was passed by the NCAA Senate on Thursday.
The list includes five current NCAA Division II football players, including defensive end Ryan Shazier, defensive tackle Anthony Harris and wide receiver Laverne Cox, who played for Florida State.
They were among a group of more than a dozen athletes who joined the NCAA Student-Aathlete’s Association in 2014.
Another three players on that list are active NFL players, along with three current NCAA athletes, including cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Other current players include wide receiver Kevin White, defensive end Antonio Brown and linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons.
The list also includes four current Division III football players and four current NCAA women’s soccer players, among others.
“You have an opportunity to build a community, and I believe the first time you do it in college is a great