Outsports is proud to announce the latest group of powerful speakers joining us for Outsports Pride, to be held in New York City, June 21-24.
The group includes professional athletes, several NCAA coaches, and people working in sports across the pro and college sports landscapes.
All of these incredible speakers will be part of the Outsports Summit, being hosted at the Dream Hotel, June 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many of them will also be participating throughout the weekend at Outsports’ social events and marching with Outsports during the historic New York City Pride March on June 24.
Registration is still open for the summit and the entire Outsports Pride weekend. You can find more information and register at outsportspride.com. Weekend events include social events Thursday and Friday nights, as well as a free ticket to the Dodgers-Mets game Saturday night, courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The latest round of speakers announcement includes these LGBTQ people from across the sports world:
Sarah Axelson. Axelson is a former softball player at the University of Mary Washington. She is currently the Director of Advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Katelyn Best. The out sports writer focuses on women’s soccer. She is a contributor to Outsports.
Harrison Browne. The trailblazing two-time National Women’s Hockey League champion is the first publicly out transgender athlete in North American professional team sports.
Nevin Caple. The former NCAA basketball player for Farleigh-Dickinson University is a co-founder of LGBT SportSafe, which seeks to build inclusion for athletes and coaches of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Lexie Gerson. The NCAA basketball coach and former player competed for the University of Virginia from 2009-2014. She is currently a coach for Harcum College and is the founder of Lexie Gerson Basketball. Instagram
Clare Kenny. Now campaigns manager at GLAAD and working with campus programs, Kenny is a former volleyball player at Skidmore College and build an LGBTQ inclusion program in her athletics department.
Phaidra Knight. The legendary rugby player is one of only two Americans inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. She represented the United States in international competition for almost two decades. Instagram
Sarah Kogod. A trailblazer for women sports journalists, Kogod is a former writer and executive with SB Nation.
Conner Mertens. The former Willamette University football kicker was the first active college football player to come out publicly. He is currently a part of Anthony Nicodemo’s political campaign. Twitter
DJ Slifer. The Texas A&M-Kingsville assistant women’s basketball coach played basketball himself at Central Missouri. Instagram
Kirk Walker. One of the first NCAA Div. I coaches to come out publicly as gay, Walker will share his insights working at two Pac-12 schools as a softball coach. He works closely with GO! Athletes and Equality Coaching Alliance. Twitter
These engaging speakers join many others previously announced as part of the diverse and powerful perspectives to be shared at Outsports Pride.
Everyone with an interest in LGBTQ sports and athletes is welcome to join Outsports Pride in New York, June 21-24, during New York City Pride. Visit outsportspride.com for registration information. Every registrant will be welcome to all weekend events, including social events, the Outsports Summit, the Dodgers-Mets game on June 23 and the NYC Pride March. You can register for Outsports Pride by clicking here.