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PSA and Tour of Champions launched to elevate lesbian voices in women's sports

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Br{ache The Silence working with big names in women's sports to tear down the walls of homophobia

Layshia Clarendon was a star player at Cal before graduating to the WNBA
Layshia Clarendon was a star player at Cal before graduating to the WNBA
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Br{ache The Silence has launched a campaign aimed at tearing down the walls of homophobia in women's sports. The campaign kicked off this week with a public service announcement called "ALL IN," featuring some superstars in women's sports including WNBA rookie Layshia Clarendon of the Indiana Fever; Paralympian and University of Illinois head wheelchair basketball coach Stephanie Wheeler; Hall of Famer and WNBA head coach Lin Dunn; Cal-Berkeley women's basketball student-athlete Mikayla Lyles; Portland State head women's basketball coach Sherri Murrell; and soccer Olympian Jennifer Molina.

The campaign will also feature visits to university campuses in a Tour of Champions. From a statement by Br{ache The Silence founders Nevin Caple and Colleen McCaffrey:

Tour of Champions is a project to engage the national champion of each Division I, II, III women's sport - inviting participants to create a video discussing the importance of LGBTQ inclusion in women's college sports, while using sport as a vehicle for social change.

According to Caple, they already have projects planned with the University of Connecticut women's basketball team and the University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team.

You can find out more about the Br{ache The Silence campaign and their Tour of Champions on Twitter and on their Web site. You can support them using #ALLINPSA

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