Guide to the We A.R.E. (Athletes Reaching Equality) Pride Collection

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
March 2014
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Call Number: SCM0433
Creator: Streeter, Hillary.
Title: We A.R.E. (Athletes Reaching Equality) Pride Collection
Dates: 2014
Physical Description: 8325.12 megabyte(s) and 0.2 linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[identification of item], We A.R.E. Pride: Athletes Reaching Equality (SCM0433). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

The idea for this event began with the goal of bringing Cal and Stanford communities together in hopes to generate awareness for LGBT inclusion in sports. By using the week in which two rivalry games are taking place, both schools have a chance to show that despite a long tradition of competition, sports is also a platform for equality.
Organized by members of the Stanford and UC-Berkeley women’s basketball teams, Toni Kokenis ’14 and Mikayla Lyles respectively, the panel event and art show were part of a weeklong initiative that seeks to promote safe and supportive communities for LGBT athletes, as well as raise awareness of LGBT issues in sports.
Panelists at the January 29, 2014 event included Pat Griffin, founding director for Changing the Game: The Gay and Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Sports Project; Wade Davis, former NFL player and LGBT activist and educator; Helen Carroll, director of the National Center for Lesbian Right’s Sports Project and Nevin Caple, co-founder of the Br{ache the Silence Campaign.
Kokenis — one of the co-founders of Stanford Athletes and Allies Together (StAAT) — noted that organizations both within and outside of the Stanford community have been supportive and helpful in putting on the week’s programming. Sponsors include the Stanford Athletic Department, the Cal Athletic Department, You Can Play and the Weiland Health Initiative, among others.

Access Terms

Bisexual college students--United States.
Gay college students--California.
Gender identity.
Lesbian college students--United States.
Stanford University--Athletics
Transgender people

Collection Contents

Box 1

Program 2014


"Crossing the Line"

Creator/Collector: Streeter, Hillary.
Physical Description: 1 computer file(s) (MOV)

Scope and Content Note

Documentary created by Hillary Streeter ’14 on homophobia and gender stereotypes in sports at Stanford. The film — made possible by a grant from the Bingham Fund for Student Innovation in Human Biology — features individual interviews with a range of Stanford student-athletes across all sports and genders, discussing stereotypes about their sports, and the consequences of these preconceptions of gender and sexuality.