Athlete Ally Applauds EEOC Employment Discrimination Ruling

Hudson Taylor, Founder and Executive Director, Athlete Ally

“No one should be denied housing, refused service at a business, or turned away from a sporting event, simply because they are LGBT. This EEOC ruling is an important moment on the path to full federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people. When everyone has equal access, opportunities, and protections, everyone wins. Thanks to this EEOC ruling, we are one step closer to equality for all.”

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.  Founded in 2012, Athlete Ally has worked with the NBA, WNBA, and MLB on matters of respect and inclusion; led the Principle 6 campaign that convinced the International Olympic Committee to include sexual orientation in the non-discrimination clause of the Olympic Charter; and counts more than 100 college, professional, and Olympic athletes among its dedicated and active Ambassadors.