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Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« on: June 08, 2012, 10:26:26 AM »


Nike Pride T-shirts now being sold....100% of the proceeds going to www.AthleteAlly.com

About Athlete Ally

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Hudson Taylor founded Athlete Ally in January of 2011. An athlete all his life, Hudson experienced demeaning humor in high school and college athletics, but befriended LGBT people when studying theater and Interactive Performance Art at the University of Maryland. Seeing the juxtaposition between the theatre department and the locker room, Hudson felt it was imperative that he confront a side of sports that no athlete should be proud of: sports marginalize LGBT athletes, coaches and others through systemic homophobia and transphobia. Hudson decided that he could no longer watch from the sidelines as his athletic culture isolated and segregated LGBT athletes and betrayed the integrity and diversity at the heart of athletics.

 When Hudson wore an LGBT equality sticker from the Human Rights Campaign on his wrestling headgear, he encountered criticism from his peers, but received positive attention from the media. Following his presence in the media, Hudson received hundreds of emails from parents and closeted athletes. This experience inspired him to found this non-for-profit organization, with the mission of educating, encouraging and empowering straight athlete allies to combat homophobia and transphobia in sports.
 
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ATHLETE ALLY is a 501(c)3 nonprofit sports resource encouraging all individuals involved in sports to respect every member of their communities, regardless of perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and to lead others in doing the same. Athlete Ally provides social advocacy campaigns, on-campus trainings and practical tools including resources to locate and learn about allied athletes, coaches, teams, athletic clubs and sports-based advocacy projects around the country.
 
Who is an Athlete Ally?
 
An Athlete Ally is any person — regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity — who takes a stand against homophobia and transphobia in sports and brings the message of respect, inclusion and equality to their athletic community. Athlete Allies include competitive and recreational athletes as well as coaches, parents, teachers, league officials, sports fans, other sports participants and advocates.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 11:15:16 AM »
I want one.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 11:42:59 AM »
Just looks like any old T-Shirt.  What's the deal?
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 11:47:58 AM »
Honestly, wrestling is a more important thing to me than gay rights, so I don't care if Nike is on the AthleteAlly train, they still screwed wrestling over something fierce and won't admit their folly.

I will always and forever boycott Nike until they bring back wrestling at Oregon.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 11:50:01 AM »
Agreed!!
Imagine the good that could be done, if people were less worried about their differences, and more worried about doing good for everyone.

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 12:11:36 PM »
Thats where I'm at too. Plus, their product sucks and is way overpriced.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 12:44:37 PM »
LOL good stuff.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 01:00:34 PM »
No.... it is NOT time to lift the ban. And Taylor should take his crusade to a different shoe company.
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 02:47:03 PM »
their gear is crap. the shirts tear in the armpits and shoes blow out the bottoms word
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 04:13:52 PM »
 Mother Fxxx NIKE .
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 05:15:30 PM »
Honestly, wrestling is a more important thing to me than gay rights, so I don't care if Nike is on the AthleteAlly train, they still screwed wrestling over something fierce and won't admit their folly.

I will always and forever boycott Nike until they bring back wrestling at Oregon.

WOW !!!!

Is this USA Wrestling's position as well???


 
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2012, 05:20:35 PM »
What is this "homophobia" I read about above. People are scared of people? What's that all about?
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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 05:48:55 PM »
Is "transphobia" being scared of someone from Transylvania?

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Re: Time to Lift the Ban on Nike?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 06:32:33 PM »
Is "transphobia" being scared of someone from Transylvania?

No, it's a fear of trans fat... that stuff could cause you to not make weight! that's why all the food packaging says "no trans fat" so you don't have to be afraid of eating it.