ATHLETE ALLY ACTION AWARDS

The Action Awards celebrate the pioneering actions of organizations and individuals that help create LGBTQ inclusive athletic environments and eliminate anti-LGBTQ discrimination at large.

Every year for the past six years, we’ve brought together hundreds of athletes, advocates, allies and supporters to honor those who stand up for LGBTQ equality in and through sports. This year, we honored out gay MLS player Collin Martin for letting countless closeted athletes know they aren’t alone; high school track stars and trans activists Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood for refusing to be sidelined from the sport they love; and Women’s World Cup Champions Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris for showing what it means to use one’s platform to make a difference.

We hope you were as inspired as we are listening to their powerful words, along with those of our remarkable Co-Chairs, Tchernavia Rocker and Rick Welts, and all of our presenters. Our deepest thanks to all who attended, and especially to our Board of Directors, Associate Board, Staff, Volunteers and all of our generous sponsors who made this night possible. A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Target. See photos from the night here, and stay tuned for a video of highlights from throughout the evening.

2019 Honorees Terry Miller (L) and Andraya Yearwood (R)