To advance means to move forward in a purposeful way… in the last few weeks... the US has purposely advanced the LGBTQ community.
Between October 6-17th, eleven states (NC, ID, WV, OK, VA, CO, NV, AK, WI, IN, UT, AZ) experienced legislative progress for the LGBTQ community recognizing the legality of gay marriage.
Furthermore, some of us celebrated National Coming Out Day on October 11th and Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation GLAAD Spirit Day on October 16th.
These actions and the words of my colleague, Ethan Roberts in his blog “Together We Must Do Better”, promote acceptance and eliminate prejudice within and outside Athletic Training. Athletic Trainers are represented across the range of demographics: sex, age, education levels, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, marital status, political affiliation, etc. In the end we all have one thing in common and that is the only thing that matters: We are athletic trainers. #Iamanathletictrainer #TogetherWeMustDoBetter
If you would like to join with me in promoting acceptance and eliminating prejudice within the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, consider signing this petition. https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ezWW2OKD8KYOdpj
Ashley Crossway LAT, ATC