University of Maryland wrestler Hudson Taylor is one of the most unique athletes I have spoken with. He is 36-2 on the mat, obsessed with magic tricks and a dedicated activist. Though straight, Taylor is a huge champion of gay rights and even wore a Human Rights Campaign sticker during competition.
"For me and my generation, [LGBT rights] is a pressing issue," said Taylor, 23, a native of New Jersey. "I believe that whatever history I'm a part of, I'm responsible for. If I feel something is unjust or unequal, I feel a responsibility to do something about it."
Read my interview where Taylor discusses why he is so passionate about gay rights.