The Washington Blade this week announced that Hudson Taylor, the straight college wrestler who founded advocacy organization Athlete Ally, will serve as guest editor of its third annual Sports Issue to be published on Aug. 21.
The issue examines the state of LGBT visibility and acceptance in professional and collegiate sports. Last year’s guest editor, Megan Rapinoe, went on to win the World Cup as part of the U.S. women’s soccer team. The 2013 guest editor was Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo.
“Hudson’s commitment to LGBT equality in sports made him an obvious first choice for us to work with on this project,” said Blade editor Kevin Naff. “I’m happy to turn over the paper’s reins to him in two weeks.”
The issue will be unveiled at a party on Thursday, Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m. at Bar Code (1101 17th St., N.W.). Taylor will attend and speak at the event, which is open to the public.