Athlete Ally

Read the latest news about Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization founded by wrestler Hudson Taylor that aims to end homophobia and transphobia in the world of sports. Hudson Taylor, who rose to national prominence after wearing an HRC sticker on his helmet during a wrestling match, created the group, in order to address a perceived homophobic environment in locker rooms and on the field. Learn more about Athlete Ally and its work with major organizations like the NBA and the NCAA as well as other groups that further the goals of LGBT rights.
2013: The Year in Coming Out

2013: The Year in Coming Out

It was a big year for Hollywood coming out stories, even bigger for sports, and for protesting Russia's antigay laws. Let this list of 2013's comings out inspire you.

Tennis Pros Federer, Murry Say Gay Players Would Be No Problem

Tennis Pros Federer, Murry Say Gay Players Would Be No Problem

Top-ranking men's tennis pros Roger Federer and Andy Murray believe an out gay player in their sport wouldn’t be an issue.

NFL Players Say a Gay Teammate is 'Not a Distraction'

NFL Players Say a Gay Teammate Is 'Not a Distraction'

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Redskins defensive lineman Adam Carriker voice their support of LGBT inclusiveness in professional sports.

Op-ed: Who Will Be the Gay Jackie Robinson?

Op-ed: Who Will Be the Gay Jackie Robinson?

As baseball's opening day approaches, Bruce Silverman wonders when a gay player in any league will feel encouraged enough to step up to the plate and come out.

N.Y. Attorney General: NFL Must Investigate Teams Asking About Sexual Orientation

N.Y. Attorney General to NFL: Investigate Those Gay Questions

Eric Schneiderman says the pro sports organization must act on illegal questioning regarding sexual orientation.

NBA's Kenneth Faried an Ally for LGBT Equality

NBA's Kenneth Faried an Ally for LGBT Equality

The Denver Nuggets forward becomes the first NBA player to join the Athlete Ally campaign.

Players, Advocates Slam 49er Who Said Gays Unwelcome on Team

Players, Advocates Slam 49er Who Said Gays Unwelcome on Team

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver's homophobic comments to a radio host this week have the Super Bowl-bound athlete in hot water.

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Extends His Gay Activism

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Extends His Gay Activism

The punter for the Minnesota Vikings upped his activism ante this week by becoming the first pro athlete "Ally Ambassador."

Guys Get Their BARE on for National Coming Out Day
January 07 2014 5:35 PM ET

Guys Get Their BARE on for National Coming Out Day

The producers of the upcoming musical BARE will launch an unprecedented partnership for National Coming Out Day.

Hudson Taylor Takes His Training on the Road

Hudson Taylor Takes His Training on the Road

The straight, former all-American wrestler and founder of Athlete Ally says he can change the world by talking to pro sports players about LGBT people.

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