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Emmy Award Winning Writer and Comedian Travon Free to Emcee Athlete Ally Action Awards
New York (September 20, 2017) – Today, Athlete Ally announced that Emmy Award winning writer and comedian Travon Free will emcee the fourth annual Athlete Ally Action Awards. The awards ceremony will take place October 3rd at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City.
Free currently writes for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and previously wrote for The Daily Show on Comedy Central and Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons on HBO. Free won an Emmy Award for his work on The Daily Show in 2015. In addition, Free is a former collegiate basketball player, having played for the Long Beach State 49ers. In 2012, Free came out as bisexual, one of the few Division I basketball players to have come out.
“I’m incredibly proud to emcee the Athlete Ally Action Awards as we tell the stories of people and organizations in the sports community working to bring equality to all,” said Travon Free. “We will celebrate the progress we’ve made as a community, while also committing to the fight ahead.”
About Athlete Ally
Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the athletic community to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia in sports. Athlete Ally works with MLB, the NBA, WNBA, and NBPA on player development and LGBT inclusion. It also co-wrote the NCAA’s LGBT policies and resource guides and partners with over 150 professional athletes and college campuses to promote LGBT equality and respect.
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