Navigation

This is a debugging block

Support Navigation

This is a debugging block

Sub-Navigation

This is a debugging block

GLAAD Social Media

This is a debugging block

connect with glaad

UFC's Liz Carmouche campaigning to become first openly-gay athlete sponsored by Nike

Content

This is a debugging block

MMA Mania
|
April 19, 2013
Issues: 

Like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), sports apparel juggernaut Nike is a friend to the gay and lesbian community. So much so, that the largest sporting-goods company in world wants to sponsor -- for the first time ever -- an openly gay athlete.

Rick Welts, the openly gay president of the NBA's Golden State Warriors said he was specifically told by Nike officials that if he knows of any gay athletes, to have them come forward, because the most recognizable sports brand in the world wants to sponsor them and make them even more financially richer.