Resources

Athlete Ally believes that all advocates of equality and inclusion must join together to end biases against and bullying of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Together, there is no form of intolerance that we can not overcome. Please check out the following resources for information, opportunities and inspiration: 

The GLSEN Sports Project 

The GLSEN Sports Project assists K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principals of respect, safety and equal access for all students and coaches regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

FriendFactor

Friendfactor is pioneering a new model of online organizing that will bring new supporters to the gay rights movement. The online platform has the power to reach millions of friends.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Outsports

The mission of Outsports is to build the broadest, deepest, most informative and most entertaining gay sports community. This encompasses sports fans, teams and leagues. A mixture of breaking news, commentary, features, member profiles, photo galleries and discussion boards, Outsports is the place to go for sports fans and athletes. Nothing like Outsports exists anywhere else either on- or off-line.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 250 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

The It Gets Better Project    

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

Sports Media Program, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

GLAADs Sports Media Program works with gay and transgender athletes — both amateur and professional — and sports media outlets from ESPN to Sports Illustrated to elevate their voices, stories and accomplishments.

Sports Project, National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

NCLRs Sports Project aims to level the playing field for LGBT players and coaches. More than 30 years ago, Title IX changed athletics forever by requiring that women and girls have equal access to sporting and athletic opportunities.

It Takes a Team, Womens Sports Foundation

It Takes A Team! Education Campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Sport is an education project focused on eliminating homophobia as a barrier to all women and men participating in sport. Our primary goals are to develop and disseminate practical educational information and resources to athletic administrators, coaches, parents and athletes at the high school and college levels to make sport safe and welcoming for all.