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Harvard Athletes Show LGBT Support

Harvard Athletes Show LGBT Support


In honor of National Coming Out Day Tuesday, Harvard varsity wrestling team members swapped their usual uniforms for gay pride tees and rainbow pins.

The wrestlers were first introduced to the idea of sporting pro-LGBTQ attire before an afternoon practice by nonresident tutor and friend Robert Joseph "R.J." Jenkins. After Jenkins, who is gay, brought up the idea one day in conversation with several athletes, the team members decided to show their support as allies of LGBT people.

"Sometimes it's difficult to be very vocal as an ally," said Harvard College Queer Students and Allies copresident Emma Wang, "We want them to feel included because they play such an important role."

Here are some pics of the guys showing their support.

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