Beyond trophies and accolades, the greatest gift Ashlyn has received in her career is inspiring others to live their truth.WATCH
As sports become the next big focus in the fight for LGBTQ equality, there are still just a handful of out, male professional athletes. Marc, a 17-year-old running back on his high school’s football team, recently came out as bisexual to teammates and is challenging his town’s idea about who gets to play football. Former NBA player Jason Collins joins the discussion to talk about coming out and the importance of LGBTQ representation in sports.
Athlete Ally believes sport will change the world when it welcomes and empowers all people. As a leading national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, Athlete Ally works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQI+ people in sport. We educate individuals and institutions to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQI+ people and how they can build an inclusive culture within their athletic communities. We work to ensure sport governing bodies, teams and leagues adopt policies that reflect the diversity of their constituents. We incubate athlete activism to advance LGBTQI+ equality in and through sport.
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