The Denver Post ran a wonderful profile piece on New Year’s Eve about out gay basketball player Izzy Allen, a guard at Horizon High School in Colorado. The town of Horizon is located in Colorado’s ski country.

From the Denver Post piece:

Allen is a junior guard for the Class 5A No. 4 Hawks (6-2), who are looking like an early title contender following a Great 8 appearance last season. And in age of social media where profiles are often used to mask identities rather than illuminate them, Allen is here to remind everyone that it’s perfectly okay to be exactly who you are.

“I always say that you should never care about what people think,” Allen said. “As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters.”


Allen is not shy about her love for her girlfriend and proudly shares that, along with her love of basketball and family, on social media.

You can follow Izzy Allen on Twitter @IzzyTheHooper. She is also on Facebook.

And be sure to read the entire piece on Allen in the Denver Post.