New York (January 10, 2019) — Athlete Ally announced today a formal partnership with the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA).
Athlete Ally will be providing WFA with guidance and resources on ensuring the meaningful inclusion of trans and non-binary athletes, as well as resources for planning and executing successful Pride Nights throughout the season.
Athlete Ally is a non-profit organization that works to end homophobia and transphobia in sports and educate athletes to champion LGBTQ equality. Athlete Ally works with the NBA, MLB and NCAA and 200+ ambassadors from more than 25 Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports.
“The WFA has shown tremendous leadership in diversity and inclusion, and we’re thrilled to work in partnership with them moving forward,” said Anne Lieberman, director of policy at Athlete Ally. “Together, we have an opportunity to leverage a new community of athletes, coaches and fans to stand for LGBTQ equality in and through sport.”
“The WFA is proud to partner with Athlete Ally to ensure our league has the support and resources needed to provide an inclusive environment for all athletes,” said Lisa King, WFA Commissioner.
The WFA is the largest and most competitive women’s football league in the world with over 68 teams nationwide. The WFA has worked to support the successful growth of women’s tackle football across the United States and around the world.