An Unlikely Ally Preaches Tolerance and Respect for Gay Teammates

Melanie Burford for The Chronicle

Hudson Taylor, an assistant wrestling coach at Columbia U. and a straight advocate for gay athletes, founded a group called Athlete Ally that now claims 13,000 supporters.
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In a room full of college athletes, an image of a wrestling match flashes up on a screen. "I used to rip people's arms off," says Hudson Taylor, a three-time All-American wrestler for the University of Maryland at College Park.

But Mr. Taylor, who...

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