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UConn women's basketball breaks the silence, welcomes lesbian teammates

Br{ache The Silence recruits the UConn women to launch their Tour of Champions campaign

Bria Hartley is one of the UConn players stepping up to break the silence
Bria Hartley is one of the UConn players stepping up to break the silence
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The UConn women's basketball team and Br{ache the Silence have teamed up to send a message of acceptance to LGBTQ athletes everywhere. The defending national champions are the first team to make a video for the campaign's Tour of Champions, which highlights the acceptance of national-championship teams in women's college sports.

"UConn's leadership and willingness to support LGBTQ inclusion as the first national champions to commit to Tour of Champions is really fitting," said Br{ache The Silence executive director Nevin Caple. "As a former college basketball player, you watch UConn perform on the court and become mesmorized by their talent and leadership - and then they step off the court and use that leadership to help support a community often silenced; today is a special day for the women's sports community."

You can learn more about Br{ache The Silence and their Tour of Champions on their Web site. You can also find them on Twitter.


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