“Allyship: Becoming a Champion for Inclusion on Your Campus”

September 30th- Hudson Taylor, NCAA All-American wrestler, is coming to Lock Haven to speak about campuses and how to make them become a safer, welcoming place for everyone. Taylor Founded a non-profit organization called Athlete Ally, his program helps athletes fight against homophobia in sports. The organizations website www.atheteally.org can be a useful resource for any coach, student, faculty, or administrator who wants to fight discrimination against homophobia and transphobia in the sports field.

WHAT: President’s Commission LGBTQ – Guest Speaker

WHEN: Monday, September 30th 6:30-10:pm starting at 7:30pm

WHERE: Price Auditorium

WHO: Hudson Taylor

As a captain and teammate on the wrestling team in his last season, Taylor decided that the atmosphere the athletes experience inside of the teams needed to be revised. Taylor started wearing a LGBT sticker on the side of his headgear to start speaking out for the social well-being of others. “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. The president’s mission on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer issues has the sole purpose to create an environment on our Lock Haven campus. The President’s Commission meets throughout the year to welcome any student, faculty, staff, or administrators to join and help encourage equality in sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.