Athlete Ally

Barney Frank nominates Athlete Ally founders to Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame

Former congressman Barney Frank has nominated Hudson Taylor and Lia Parifax to the Vanity Fair Hall of Fame for their role fighting homophobia in sports.

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October 28, 2013

Ayanbadejo reshapes LGBT advocacy in sports

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says he is just a “concerned citizen” with no agenda other than to make the world a better place

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October 3, 2013

Nick Symmonds is Athlete Ally's latest Olympic Ambassador

Nick Symmonds, a two-time Olympian in track & field, is Athlete Ally's 27th Olympic Ambassador.

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All Out to deliver global petition denouncing anti-gay Russian crackdown

Staff and members of All Out will deliver a petition with more than 300,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee. All Out will also provide a letter from British actor Stephen Fry and thousands of signatures from Athlete Ally supporters, including Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Athlete Ally Ambassador Greg Louganis and other former Olympians to the International Olympic Committee headquarters.

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August 1, 2013

The Olympic Games Facebook page policy is amended after LGBT community speaks out

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its social media moderation policy in response to advocates who pointed out concerning language contained in the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual" section that sanctioned the use of the phrase "that's so gay."

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Community responds after anti-LGBT violence in NYC

Several LGBT organizations, city and state leaders, and everyday citizens gathered in Midtown Manhattan today to distribute fliers asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in anti-LGBT attacks last week.

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Kenneth Faried Recieves Award Recognizing His Continuing Efforts to Advance Equality

NBA power forward Kenneth Faried received the NBA's 'Kia Community Assist Award' in February for his continuing efforts to advance equality, inclusion, and respect.

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February 27, 2013

Manti Te'o story leads to big question: Ex-Bears QB says gay NFL player would not be accepted.

In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.

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NBA star Kenneth Faried joins Athlete Ally

NBA star Kenneth Faried joins Athlete Ally to promote the importance of professional athletes being allies to the LGBT community.

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