According to the Chicago Tribune: "The nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame will accept nominees beginning this summer. Its goal is to honor people and organizations that have "stood up to stereotypes" and embraced gay and lesbian athletes, said Bill Gubrud, executive director and board chairman.
"'We're not just going to honor gay athletes, but other athletes who helped those gay athletes along and provided a safe haven,' Gubrud said."
Gubrud, who is gay, said he hopes his organization can help debunk the stereotype that gay people don't like sports.
The nonprofit also hopes to start outreach programs in schools and park districts, the Tribune reported.