Athlete Ally Responds to Cam Thomas’ Anti-Gay Remark

February 13, 2023 – Athlete Ally responded today to news that Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas made an anti-gay remark on Thursday in a post-game interview. The Nets have since been fined $40,000 by the NBA, and Thomas tweeted the following:

“Anti-LGBTQI+ language has a devastating impact on LGBTQI+ players and fans, both out and closeted, who are looking to see if they will be safe, welcome and included in the sport they love,” said Hudson Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. “We hope to see Thomas taking the time to learn about the real impact of his words, and learning about the lived experiences of LGBTQI+ in sports and in society as a whole. Especially in a time where the LGBTQI+ community is continually under legislative attack and facing violence and discrimination, athletes have a responsibility to use their platforms to foster allyship, respect and compassion.”

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