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Today is the first day of Ally Week, an annual observance of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network since 2005. It’s a time to identify, support, and celebrate LGBT allies, so we’re going to do the same this week here at gay4soccer. We’ve asked some of our allies why they are an ally, and what being an ally means to them.
First up is ESPN analyst, former USMNT defender, and the red headed half of the Big Head Red Head podcast Alexi Lalas:
The beauty of soccer is that anyone can enjoy it. It’s is the most inclusive sport in the world. I’m a proud Ally because as our world changes it’s important that soccer continues to be a sport that welcomes everyone.
Alexi was a part of our Allies List from day one, and he took time out of his busy All Star Game week schedule to hang out with his LGBT and allied fans. Thank you Alexi, for being an ally and for all that you do.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night for our first party! Hopefully many, many more to come.
A few special thanks:
To Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar for being such great hosts.
To Magners Cider for sponsoring the event and having great cider tastings.
Finally, to Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman for taking time out of their busy All Star Game schedules to join us.
Now, on to the photos!
Thanks to Alexi Lalas in the morning and Kickette in the afternoon, our day began and ended with underwear talk here at gay4soccer. We have no problem with this whatsoever. Those links, reality shows, and more after the jump. read more…