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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.

UFC Fighter Jeff Molina Smacks Down Homophobic Fans

The MMA competitor had harsh words for the haters when he drew criticism for wearing rainbow shorts in support of Pride Month.

Carl Nassib's Cleats Will Benefit the Trevor Project

Nassib helped design cleats promoting the group for the My Cause My Cleats campaign.

Pro Golfer Mel Reid Comes Out, Joins Athlete Ally

"It's important for me to always fight for equality," says the six-time Ladies European Tour champ.

Why a Straight NBA Player Got an 'LGBTQ' Tattoo

Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons is keeping the memory of his trans sister, Mia Henderson, alive through LGBT activism.

Athlete Ally to Publish Historic Athletic Equality Index

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

Athletes Oppose Anti-Trans Texas Bill

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.

The Mormon Church: Oppressed or Oppressor?

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

Will College Football Make LDS Church Finally Tolerate LGBTs?

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.

Yogi Berra, Baseball Legend and LGBT Ally, Dead at 90

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

2013: The Year in Coming Out

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

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'

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?

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 to NFL: Investigate Those Gay Questions

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

NBA's Kenneth Faried an Ally for LGBT Equality

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

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

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

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

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.