The Huddle

Join us Friday, October 16th at 3pm ET for The Huddle on Yahoo Sports, presented in partnership with The OUT Foundation!

We’ll be bringing you a series of inspiring discussions on LGBTQI+ inclusion and the current state of athlete activism moderated by journalist Kate Fagan, followed by a special post-show event!

Featured Speakers:

  • Billie Jean King, American former World No. 1 professional tennis player
  • Hudson Taylor, Athlete Ally’s Founder and Executive Director
  • Will Lanier, The OUT Foundation’s Chief Mission Officer
  • Patricio Manuel, First openly transgender boxer to fight professionally in the U.S., Author
  • Jason Collins, Former NBA player, First male athlete to come out as gay while still active in an American professional sport
  • Abigail Dunkin, Out U.S. Paralympian gold medalist in Wheelchair Basketball, Athlete Ally Ambassador
  • Taylar Stallings, Out USA Weightlifting and Powerlifting athlete
  • Nate Hernandez, Former Co-President of Duke’s Athlete Ally Chapter, Former Co-Captain of the Duke Swimming & Diving Team
  • Ryan Russell, Out bisexual NFL Free Agent, Writer, Poet and Public Speaker
  • Rick Welts, President & COO, Golden State Warriors
  • Oris Stuart, NBA’s Chief People and Inclusion Officer
  • Lindsay Kagawa Colas, Executive Vice President, Talent + The Collective for Wasserman
  • Chris Mosier, Trailblazing trans Team USA athlete and Thought Leader

Plus special appearances by:

  • Robbie Rogers, Former Pro Soccer Player, Author, Producer
  • Ben Skinner, Professional Rugby Player, Canada’s National Rugby League, Athlete Ally Ambassador
  • Jenn Grosshandler, Founder, The GenderCool Project
  • Alyse LaHue, General Manager, Sky Blue FC
  • Janelly Farias, Professional Soccer Player, Chivas Femenil and Mexico National Team, Athlete Ally Ambassador
  • Tziarra King, Professional Soccer Player, Utah Royals FC, Athlete Ally Ambassador



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Many thanks to the generous sponsors who made The Huddle possible:

Ally Sponsor ($10,000)
Tisch Family
Steve & Joy Bunson*
Sissy & Bill Lieberman

Captain Sponsor ($5,000)
Loop Capital Markets
Nathan J. Richards*
Major League Soccer
Highmark Health
National Football League
Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment

Varsity Sponsor ($2,500)
Ampco-Pittsburgh Charitable Foundation
ALCO Parking
Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

Booster Sponsor ($1,500)
James & Sharon Goldberg
*Members of the Athlete Ally Board of Directors