Hudson Taylor : "Allyship: Becoming a Champion for Inclusion'

Most straight people have gay friends, but too few stand up and say that fair treatment of every member of our community is personally important to them. As a straight athlete, Hudson Taylor shares his journey of becoming an ally for the LGBT community and helps others learn how they can be an integral part of the solution.

"I could no longer watch from the sidelines as this culture isolated and segregated LGBT athletes and fans and betrayed the integrity and diversity at the heart of athletics," he said. To show his solidarity as a straight ally, he wore an LGBT rights sticker on his athletic headgear. That single act turned a lot of heads. "Athletics should be a safe space for everybody," Hudson said. "It's really just that simple. I believe athletic communities are ready to deal honestly with this issue."

Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:00 AM
Mainstage Auditorium

Contact Bruce Perry or bperry@salemstate.edu

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