Hudson Taylor
Hudson Taylor is a three-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler and Columbia University wrestling coach. He is the first three-time All who has become a high profile straight athlete and a committed LGBT advocate. Learn more about the athlete who wears a gay rights sticker on his wrestling headgear during competitions, and who The Advocate named one of the "Top 150 Reasons to Have Gay Pride in 2010." He has also been featured on ESPN as a leading LGBT ally and called "the most exciting wrestler in the world" by Sports Illustrated. Keep informed on Taylor as he aims for Olympic glory while supporting LGBT rights.
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.

42 Athletes, Sport Figures Support Marriage Equality in Court Brief
March 21 2013 2:34 PM ET

42 Sports Figures Back Marriage Equality in Court Brief

Michelle Garcia

The sports figures argue that legalizing marriage equality will give a bigger opportunity for professional athletes to feel comfortable coming 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."

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.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Launches LGBT Ally Training
June 19 2012 3:30 PM ET

GLAAD Wants to Train All Major Sports Teams to Be LGBT-Friendly

Neal Broverman

Will teams like the Lakers, Knicks, and Giants try to change locker room culture?

193 Reasons to Have Pride in 2011, Part Three
May 18 2011 4:00 AM ET

193 Reasons to Have Pride: Part 3

Advocate Contributors

Including the people who finally care about bullying and straight dudes who are rooting for us.

Straight Wrestler for Gay Rights
March 15 2011 1:25 PM ET

Straight Wrestler for Gay Rights

Advocate.com Editors

A high school sophomore inspired by University of Maryland wrestler Hudson Taylor is taking a stand for gay rights and wrestling with a Human Rights Campaign sticker on his helmet.

Straight Wrestler Launches Athlete Ally
January 12 2011 5:10 PM ET

Straight Wrestler Launches Athlete Ally

Advocate.com Editors

Hudson Taylor has launched a new website aimed at combating homophobia in sports.

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