Rene Portland, coach of the PSU Lady Lions basketball team, is coming under increasing fire for her “no lesbians” policy. This from Minnesota, site of weekend anti-Rene protests ….
NCLR lawyer Karen Doering calls Portland's discriminatory policy — “No drinking, no drugs, no lesbians,” the lawsuit terms it — the “worst-kept secret” in NCAA athletics. She said about 20 former Penn State players or athletic department employees from three different decades have told the lesbian-rights advocacy group about experiences similar to those of Harris and Davies.
Students, former and current, are showing up at the games to protest Portland's pattern of discrimination.
20 corroborating stories seems like quite a few. Catch what the Big Gay Picture has to say about it.
My call? Portland will retire between now and the beginning of next season.
My partner and PSU alum? They won't touch her b/c she wins games. Slap on the wrist.
The only person who really benefits from all this hoopla is Joe Paterno. His stupid comment, in light of an allegation that a college player raped a woman, about football players being unable to resist 'cute little girls' who knock on their doors was completely unacceptable. But he'll just slide back under the radar.