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Arizona Wildcat athletes post equality banner with 150 signatures next to weight room

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The Univ. of Arizona athletic department has posted a banner supporting LGBT and other athletes, including the signature of athletic director Greg Byrne.

Over 150 Arizona Wildcats signed this banner supporting athletes of any sexual orientation and gender identity.
Over 150 Arizona Wildcats signed this banner supporting athletes of any sexual orientation and gender identity.
Jon Denton-Schneider

The Univ. of Arizona has a new LGBT-inclusive banner in the athletic department demonstrating support for all athletes, as long as they're playing for the Wildcats. Jon Denton-Schneider, a former Arizona swimmer who came out on campus and publicly, shared the positive development on Facebook:

Check out this banner we put up right next to the weight room in the UA Athletic Department! It went up last week and already 150 student-athletes, coaches, academic advisors, and administrators have signed it. We hope it sends a powerful message about being an Arizona Wildcat to current student-athletes and recruits.

Among the signatures on the banner is that of Univ. of Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne. His signature, with a prominent cursive "G" and "B," is in the lower left part of the signatures.

Arizona has had at least a couple varsity athletes come out while competing for the Wildcats, including Denton-Schneider and fellow swimmer Lauren Neidigh.