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.

The group has rated major colleges and universities on the LGBT inclusivity of their sports programs.

September 12 2017 5:19 AM

About 50 athletes have signed on to Athlete Ally's letter condemning the state's "bathroom bill," including (from left) Gus Kenworthy, Brittney Griner, and Aydian Dowling.

March 16 2017 8:00 AM

A brief history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' complicated relationship with persecution.

October 27 2016 5:15 AM

A sports controversy at the Mormons' flagship university may make the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints choose between homophobia and millions of dollars.

August 16 2016 5:52 AM

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
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