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
December 31 2013 12:00 PM ET

2013: The Year in Coming Out

Lucas Grindley

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
May 14 2013 3:16 PM ET

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

Jase Peeples

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'
April 02 2013 4:38 PM ET

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

Jase Peeples

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?
March 28 2013 4:12 AM ET

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

Bruce Silverman

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
March 14 2013 3:11 PM ET

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

Jase Peeples

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

NBA's Kenneth Faried an Ally for LGBT Equality
February 12 2013 4:05 PM ET

NBA's Kenneth Faried an Ally for LGBT Equality

Trudy Ring

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
January 31 2013 4:15 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
December 17 2012 3:14 PM ET

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Extends His Gay Activism

Neal Broverman

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
October 10 2012 3:34 PM ET January 07 2014 5:35 PM ET

Guys Get Their BARE on for National Coming Out Day

Diane Anderson-Minshall

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
September 06 2012 5:00 AM ET

Hudson Taylor Takes His Training on the Road

David Duran

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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