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Athletics Should be a Safe Space for Everyone

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dc.contributor.author Office of Student Diversity
dc.contributor.author CAMPUSPEAK, Inc
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-30T13:01:26Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-30T13:01:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-15
dc.identifier.other 2013.018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/17649
dc.description.abstract The following information was provided by the William & Mary Center for Student Diversity: "Hudson Taylor founded Athlete Ally in January of 2011. An athlete all his life, Hudson experienced demeaning humor in high school and college athletics, but befriended LGBT people when studying theater and Interactive Performance Art at the University of Maryland. Seeing the juxtaposition between the theatre department and the locker room, Hudson felt it was imperative that he confront a side of sports that no athlete should be proud of: sports marginalize LGBT athletes, coaches and others through systemic homophobia and transphobia. Hudson decided that he could no longer watch from the sidelines as his athletic culture isolated and segregated LGBT athletes and betrayed the integrity and diversity at the heart of athletics. When Hudson wore an LGBT equality sticker from the Human Rights Campaign on his wrestling headgear, he encountered criticism from his peers, but received positive attention from the media. Following his presence in the media, Hudson received hundreds of emails from parents and closeted athletes. This experience inspired him to found this non-for-profit organization, with the mission of educating, encouraging and empowering straight athlete allies to combat homophobia and transphobia in sports." en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher CAMPUSPEAK, Inc. en_US
dc.subject Homophobia in sports. en_US
dc.subject Visitors to Campus--Taylor, Hudson en_US
dc.title Athletics Should be a Safe Space for Everyone en_US
dc.title.alternative Hudson Taylor en_US
dc.title.alternative Allyship: Becoming a Champion for Inclusion on Your Campus en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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