Lisa Borders, the gay-friendly Atlanta City Council president, was a force behind the effort to woo the WNBA to the city, which culminated with the creation of the Atlanta Dream. A profile in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution today explores her efforts, including reaching out to lesbian basketball fans and their families. Read the full story.
The Dream has helped Borders build political capital among lesbian fans, especially those with children. They have felt like outsiders at other sporting events as well as in public policy. So says Kathy Kelly, who as founder of the Marriage Equality Georgia Family Project organizes social events and political advocacy for same-sex couples.
“We’ve tried to help the Dream succeed because they are great for our families, because they’re so open, and Lisa helped the team owner understand that,” Kelly says.