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First NBA Player Joins Gay Rights Sports Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried has become the first NBA player to join an organization devoted to fighting homophobia in sports, and...

When Fans Become Allies: What's To Come After Super Bowl XLVII

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hudson Taylor

With this year's Super Bowl featuring two teams with vocal allies for the LGBT community in the Ravens' linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and the 49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh, I'm hopeful that their fans may one day be as passionate about LGBT inclusion as they are about the game.

The World's Most Unexpected Straight Advocate For Gay Rights?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Maybe it’s because when I was such a bully when I had my uniform on, that when I took it off I felt the need to stand up against the bully," Tha...

22 Straight Professional Athletes Who Support Gay Marriage And LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today marks the last day of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Ally Week, a week for "students to identify, support and celebrate Allie...

Where Are the Gay Male Olympians?

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

While acceptance of LGBT people has increased rapidly during the past couple decades, being gay retains a huge stigma in athletics.

GLAAD, Athlete Ally To Train 153 Major-League Sports Teams

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hudson Taylor

Through our partnership with GLAAD, we will work with professional sports in ways that focus less on specific issues like marriage and more on building successful sports programs through respectful and inclusive dialogues, policies, and practices.

Ally Week: Why I Am an Athlete Ally

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hudson Taylor

Homophobia seems wholly unaligned with the inclusivity and diversity necessary for winning. I believe that by appealing to individual honor, the honor of the team, and the sense of fairness that is ingrained in every athlete, change is possible.

Wrestler Promotes LGBT Support Among Athletes

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact

Hudson Taylor, an All-American wrestler and coach at Columbia University, wants to eliminate homophobia from all levels of sports. "I've been wrest...