Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Make a pledge, make a change

Homophobia is an issue in all sports, not just football.

The image of a male changing room featuring topless jocks wandering around in white towels and uttering horrid bigoted statements about pretty much anyone is an oft scripted scene in many US television shows.

Yet one man from a university in New York is distancing himself from such stereotypes.

Hudson Taylor is a competing athlete - one of the best in college history - and top wrestling coach at Columbia University.

Yet, through a simple act of solidarity - the athlete wore a Human Rights Campaign sticker on his wrestling headgear - the heterosexual wrestler highlighted the plight of many in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

In addition to being a member of a number of boards, Hudson has now started a pledge to gather support from athletes and advocates around the USA.

More than 500 people have already signed the pledge.

We urge you to have a look at the site - http://www.athleteally.com/home - and take a few minutes to add your support.

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