Professional, Olympic and Paralympic Ambassadors work to end homophobia and transphobia in sports by leading their teams and communities to champion LGBTQI+ equality. We organize our ambassadors to speak out against potential legislation and policies that discriminate against LGBTQI+ people, while simultaneously supporting LGBTQI+ inclusive efforts within sport and society.

We believe that the athletes we remember the most are those who are silent the least. The greatest, most fondly remembered and timeless athletes are those whose careers transcend the game. Being an Athlete Ally Ambassador is one incredible way to leave a lasting legacy.

Our ambassadors work with us in a number of different ways including signing open letters, making public statements, amplifying our messages on social media or speaking at an event. No level of engagement is too little. We are always looking for passionate ambassadors to join the movement.

Please note that only current or retired Pro, Olympic or Paralympic athletes are eligible to become Ambassadors. If you’re interested in becoming an Athlete Ally Ambassador, please fill out our inquiry form here.

Jessica McDonald

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | USWNT and Racing Louisville FC

Brianna Turner

Pro Ambassador

Basketball | Phoenix Mercury

Abby Levene

Pro Ambassador

Running | Pro Trail Runner and Ultrarunner

Devin Ibañez

Pro Ambassador

Rugby | Major League Rugby

Christopher McLeod

Pro Ambassador

Wrestling and MMA | Retired/Current Coach

Christopher Kinney

Pro Ambassador

Bobsled | Team USA

Elizabeth Williams

Pro Ambassador

Basketball | Atlanta Dream

Alison Mariella Désir

Pro Ambassador

Running | Founder, Harlem Run and Co-Chair, RIDC

Mikey López

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | Birmingham Legion

Haley Carter

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | Chair, United Soccer Coaches Women Coaches Advocacy Group

Neville Southall

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | Former EFL, EPL & Wales National Team

Madison Hammond

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | OL Reign

Shiho Shimoyamada

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | Sfida Setagaya FC

Jacki Gemelos

Pro Ambassador

Basketball | Washington Mystics

Jessica Platt

Pro Ambassador

Hockey | Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association

Gabrielle Vincent

Pro Ambassador

Soccer | Washington Spirit

Taylor Smith

Pro Ambassador


Naima Reddick

Pro Ambassador

Rugby | USA Rugby

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