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Nationwide Youth Sports Camp Focuses on Acceptance

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YOU Belong Sports & Leadership Initiative, a new, nationwide camp series launching this summer, is focused on empowering LGBT and straight-ally youth.

The four camps were developed by NFL player Wade Davis and LGBT rights activist Darnell Moore and will focus on different sports. The first camp, slated for July in Chicago, features basketball and is open to high school and college students.

The goals of the camps are to let LGBT youth see that they can exist in the sports world and to empower allies to stand up against LGBT harassment. The group has even begun a fundraising campaign aimed at making the camp extremely low-cost to attend. Outsports, a camp partner, recently published an article with more information.

For a first-year event, the camps seem pretty impressive. Hopefully they can continue to generate coverage to raise awareness for these important issues!

Kris Baker

Kris Baker is the President of Demosphere and has been serving the Youth Sports Community since 2006.