Athlete Ally

Athlete Ally’s mission is to educate and activate athletic communities to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports and to exercise their leadership to champion LGBT equality. Athlete Ally believes that educating and activating allies within athletic communities – from professional sports teams to school physical education programs – will help eliminate homophobia and transphobia from sports, and mitigate anti-LGBT prejudices at large.

Since its founding in 2011, Athlete Ally has attracted more than 150 professional athletes and Olympians, and teams at more than 50 U.S. colleges and universities to champion the inclusion of LGBT athletes. Moreover, we are leveraging our partnerships with individual athletes and teams to advance our impact on LGBT public policy in states that lag in LGBT nondiscrimination protections.