We can never have too many straight allies in our corner. And when they come out fighting, even better. We’ve posted a lot about homophobia in the world of amateur and professional sports recently, so stories like this make us feel especially good. And hopeful that tides are quickly changing.
Straight ally and former collegiate wrestler Hudson Taylor is featured in the latest Buick Human Highlight Reel. The video series features former NCAA student athletes who are doers, leaders and game-changers in their communities.
You may recall that Taylor was a three-time All-American at the University of Maryland when he attached an HRC sticker to his wrestling headgear, garnering national media attention and resulting in thousands of inspiring messages from across the country.
Currently an assistant wrestling coach at Columbia University, he founded Athlete Ally to challenge sports communities to fight homophobia and transphobia. He calls upon coaches, athletes, administrators, fans and parents who are eager to redefine what it means to be an athlete and a leader.
That’s what we call good sportsmanship.
Images via Hudson Taylor