The pro-LGBT organization Athlete Ally has welcomed six new pro ambassadorspro athletes who will work with the organization to promote LGBT equality in and out of sports, according to a press release.
Among the new ambassadors is transgender U.S. military sergeant and bodybuilder Shane Ortega. Ortegawho resides in Hawaiisaid he joined Athlete Ally's mission for LGBT inclusion in and out of sports because "competition and the strive for better is inherent to the human experience. I always want to open up doors for others but also make sure they stay open by creating a permanent reform."
The other new ambassadors are MMA fighters Jessica Aguilar and Nicole Upshaw, Chicago Red Stars forward Zakiya Bywaters, British blind ski racer John Dickinson-Lilley and Canadian/Australian soccer star Carmelina Moscato.