Athlete Ally

Athlete Ally is a non-profit organization founded by Columbia wrestling coach Hudson Taylor. The group's aim is to inspire straight allies in sports to speak out against homophobia. Taylor first dove into the issue when he wore an HRC sticker on the side of his wrestling head gear.

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Jourdan Elyse Sayers is out at Columbia University

Sayers has found acceptance despite the casual homophobia she has heard for years.

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News: GLSEN, religious right, Vermont's video

GLSEN will give an award to Jason Collins at their fundraising event.

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Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish join Athlete Ally

Fish, friend of out lesbian Rennae Stubbs, tells Outsports that supporting gay rights is simply the right thing to do

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30 Pro Athletes Endorse Supreme Court Brief

Marriage brief, spear-headed by Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo, draws more support in the sports world

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NFL To Host LGBT Meeting in April

GLAAD, You Can Play and Athlete Ally will help the League form a game plan to tackle homophobia, out athletes and other issues.

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MLS' AJ DeLaGarza & Chris Seitz Join Athlete Ally

The Galaxy and FC Dallas players offer their support for LGBT athletes

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Kenneth Faried joins Athlete Ally

Denver Nugget with two moms becomes an ambassador to do more focused work for LGBT athletes

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Scott Fujita Joins Athlete Ally

The long-time advocate and NFL linebacker joins forces with Athlete Ally

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Brendon Ayanbadejo Joins Athlete Ally

The Baltimore Raven is the latest NFL player to join the pro-LGBT group

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Chris Kluwe Joins Athlete Ally

Minnesota Vikings punter brings his activism and passion

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GLAAD, Athlete Ally in NBA Training Video

Hudson Taylor and Aaron McQuade featured in training video

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UCLA Shows Support with Ally Week

Hudson Taylor speaks to Bruin athletes for the school's Ally Week

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Nebraska: Fire Football Coach Ron Brown

Athlete Ally launches petition targeting anti-gay coach

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Impact of Athlete Ally felt at Whitman College

College has taken the proverbial ball and run with it

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Athlete Ally and NCAA Begin Partnership

NCAA begins commitment to opening sports to LGBT athletes

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LGBT Coaches Need More Support

Athlete Ally founder says coaches need the public support now being given to athletes

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Hudson Taylor in NCAA's Human Highlight Reel

Athlete Ally founder gets top billing with NCAA series

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Hudson Taylor Visits Bates College

Athlete Ally gets about 500 pledges on their visit to the school

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Athlete Ally Launched to Fight Homophobia

Hudson Taylor's new organization will recruit straight allies to fight for LGBT equality in sports

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Wrestler Hudson Taylor a Champion for Gay Rights

University of Maryland star has even worn a gay rights sticker during competition. He calls LGBT rights 'a pressing issue.'

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