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Athlete Ally and GLAAD announce partnership

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Hudson Taylor (photo by Lewis Payton)

While it was in the works before the Nike LGBT Sports Summit, the takeaway of collaboration is already underway as Athlete Ally and GLAAD have announced a partnership. The goal is to take Hudson's college-focused message of inclusion to professional sports teams. From GLAAD's Web site:

The idea of our partnership is to create a landscape in which someone like Hudson Taylor - who told his teammates not to use anti-gay slurs while an All-American wrestler at Maryland - would be seen as the rule, rather than the exception.

It doesn't matter where you stand on specific issues like marriage, values like teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect for others are a fundamental part of building a succesful sports program, and are necessary for any athlete to become a true champion.

Pretty powerful stuff! We hope this new partnership yields incredible opportunities for inclusion and conversation!