Athlete Ally

February 11, 2013

Kobe Bryant scolds fan for using "gay" as an insult

NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant told a fan on twitter that he shouldn't try to insult someone by calling them 'gay' - a language lesson he learned after calling a referee an anti-gay slur in 2011.

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January 30, 2013

GLAAD, Athlete Ally and You Can Play Respond to Anti-Gay Remarks from San Francisco 49er player Chris Culliver

Athlete Ally, You Can Play, and GLAAD, three organizations working for LGBT inclusion in sports, today released a joint statement in response to comments made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver.
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December 25, 2012

Ten Memorable LGBT Sports Moments of 2012

There have been so many of these lists in the previous weeks. I've read several on this topic alone, and the great thing is that they all agree that 2012 was a truly banner year - to use a sports metaphor - for the elevation of this conversation into the public consciousness.
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October 18, 2012

NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, NASCAR Diversity to all support #SpiritDay

In an unprecedented show of support, the six most prominent American major sports leagues will all ‘go purple’ with GLAAD for Spirit Day on Friday, October 19, in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
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August 24, 2012

GLAAD Teams with Athlete Ally to Train NBA Rookie Camp

Last weekend, the NBA became the first league to take GLAAD and Athlete Ally up on our offer to provide ally trainings to professional athletes - the latest in a series of big steps being taken to potentially pave the way for an openly gay male athlete in the world of major league team sports.

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June 19, 2012

GLAAD and Athlete Ally Offering Trainings to Pro Teams

Following this weekend's historic LGBT Sports Summit at Nike Headquarters in Oregon, GLAAD is proud to announce that we are teaming up Athlete Ally and its founder Hudson Taylor to offer LGBT Ally trainings to all 141 major league sports teams.

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College Athletes Step Up as Allies

Student athletes are stepping up to the plate, so to speak, to take a stand for LGBT equality. Recently, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., became the first Athlete Ally Ambassador School in the Northwest Conference.

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