Ally Week 2012: Alexi Lalas
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.
We want all of you to be a part of Ally Week too. Take a moment to answer the quick questions below and be a part of our Ally Week thank-you.