Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, who recently talked about his two lesbians moms and voiced hi support for marriage equality, has now become the first NBA player to join Athlete Ally, an organization whose goal is to make sports more welcoming for LGBT people.
“Becoming an Athlete Ally gives me the opportunity to spread a message of inclusiveness throughout the NBA and our country,” Faried said in a news release posted on Athlete Ally’s website. “I have two moms and I love them both very much. I respect, honor and support them in every way. The bond I have with them has made me realize that I want all members of the LGBT community — whether they are parents, players, coaches or fans — to feel welcome in the NBA and in all of our communities.”
Faried joins four NFL players, an Australian rugby star and Rules Football player and numerous college athletes who have joined Athlete Ally.