My name is Su, I am an Intersex athlete running to raise money for Athlete Ally, an organization that works for LGBTQIA equality in sports. I will be undertaking the Infinitus 5-day race, running and hiking 100+ miles in the mountains of Vermont.
Sports is the great uniter of people from many different backgrounds. Across cultures people understand the camaraderie that can happen through teamwork and challenge. Putting our heads together to skillfully outperform against an opponent has been key to our most basic human culture. So why should there be a barrier when LGBTQIA individuals are involved?
Athlete Ally educates sport governing groups, teams, and individuals, so that they can understand the value of creating an accepting and supportive culture. They also work to change sports policies and advocate for LGBTQIA rights.
Please help me raise money to aid Athlete Ally in the goal to end homophobia and transphobia in sports.