Joanna Lohman Helps Relaunch GO! Athletes in Philadelphia

Joanna Lohman GO AthletesDC United midfielder Joanna Lohman took to the stage at the University of Pennsylvania to help relaunch GO! Athletes, a national network of LGBT student-athletes and their allies.

Short for Generation Out, GO! Athletes will provide services such as peer support for LGBT athletes, assistance in creating GO! Athletes chapters at schools, and leading workshops and speakers forums.

Joanna Lohman was the keynote speaker for last night’s relaunch, where she talked about her philanthropic work and life as an out athlete: “This is the time for the next generation of out athletes and allies. Coaches, athletes, fans and allies alike are ready.”

Lohman met her partner Lianne Sanderson when both played for the Philadelphia Independence of WPS.

You can get more information about GO! Athletes at their website.

(Photo: Samarth Shrivastava, Daily Pennsylvanian)

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