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.

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

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

March 21 2013 2:34 PM

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 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.

September 06 2012 5:00 AM

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

June 19 2012 3:30 PM

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

May 18 2011 4:00 AM

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.

March 15 2011 1:25 PM