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The Sports Walk (Ep 5): Sexuality In Sports, Athletes Coming Out, Anti-Gay Slur Use In Pro Sports

As Pride Month 2017 comes to a close Flatbush, Brooklyn native and marathon runner Christopher Sewell takes 'The Sports Walk' around his neighborhood. Here Sewell tackles the issues of homophobia in professional sports, athletes coming out and the impact on the LGBTQ community and anti-gay slurs used by athletes.

  • Dexter Henry
  • Dexter Henry
  • Christopher Sewell
    Key Cast
  • Dexter Henry
  • Luis Velez
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon DSLR (70D)
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Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Dexter Henry

Dexter Henry is a videographer, video journalist and content producer from Brooklyn, NY with over a decade of experience in the broadcast journalism & online/new media.

Dexter obtained a B.A. in Media Communications after graduation from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and since that time he worked for various media outlets throughout the New York City area covering both sports and general assignment news. He has worked for outlets including the New York Post, New York Daily News, ESPN Deportes.

In 2010, Dexter created his own media outlet Backpack Broadcasting and began covering local high school sports throughout New York City. He then expanded to producing live event production in 2015. In 2017 he started production on two original series 'Sideline Stories' and 'The Sports Walk'.

Dexter currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he serves part-time as the New Media Cordinator at St. Francis College where he produces live broadcasts of all athletic events. He also freelances as a video journalist for the News 12 Networks and Nets Daily.Com.

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Director Statement

'The Sports Walk' is a new series I am extremely proud to present to the world because it gives a voice to sports fan we usually don't hear from in the mainstream media. It also is a platform for diverse topics to be heard across the sporting world from diverse voices.