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.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
New World Stages
340 W 50th St. New York, NY
6 PM — VIP Reception
Includes cocktails, catered hors d’oeuvres, and intimate meet-and-greet with honorees and special guests
7 PM — General Reception
Includes cocktails and catered hors d’oeuvres
8 PM — Awards Program
Includes Seated Program at New World Stages (Stage One, Jersey Boys)
9 PM — Post-Awards Reception
Includes cocktails, dessert, and coffee
This year, our honorees will include Major League Soccer (MLS) Minnesota United FC player Collin Martin. On June 29, 2018, Collin Martin became the only openly gay, active MLS player and the only out gay man in any of the big five American sports leagues or any top-division professional men’s national soccer league. Collin was one of hundreds of soccer players participating in Playing for Pride, an initiative started by fellow soccer player Austin da Luz to mobilize pro soccer players to support Athlete Ally’s work to end homophobia and transphobia in sports throughout Pride month. Since coming out, Collin has worked with Athlete Ally as a Pro Ambassador, using his platform to speak to student athletes, fellow players and the media about the need to root out homophobia and transphobia in sport and in society. Read our full press release on honoring Collin here.
Please stay tuned for other honorees to be announced.
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Last Year’s Honorees
On October 6, 2018 we honored tennis icon Billie Jean King, sports journalist and activist Jemele Hill, and rugby player Shawn Gatewood for their pioneering actions to create LGBTQ inclusive athletic environments and fight anti-LGBTQ discrimination at large. See photos from the night here, and see below for highlights from throughout the evening.