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.

Berra partnered with Athlete Ally, a group working for LGBT equality, and was a consistent champion of the underdog.

September 23 2015 8:03 PM

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.

December 31 2013 11:00 AM

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

May 14 2013 3:16 PM

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

April 02 2013 4:38 PM

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.

March 28 2013 4:12 AM

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

March 14 2013 3:11 PM

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

February 12 2013 3:05 PM

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

January 31 2013 3:15 PM

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

December 17 2012 2:14 PM

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

October 10 2012 3:34 PM Updated