Openly gay, former NFL player Wade A. Davis, Jr. and LGBT writer/activist Darnell L. Moore in partnership with the National Basketball Association present the inaugural “YOU Belong” Sports and Leadership Camp for LGBTQ and Straight Allied Youth (LGBTQA)


The YOU Belong initiative is a series of 4-day comprehensive sports instruction and leadership development clinics for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) youth and straight allies that will be offered throughout the US quarterly. The initiative will be launched in Chicago July 25th through July 28th.


This initiative will provide LGBTQA youth ages 14 to 24 around the country access to various sports, initially starting with basketball, which will engage youth of all genders and sexualities. The goal is to create a safe space where LGBTQ youth and straight allies can become well-rounded athletes, leaders, and human beings.


Community partners and other NBA professionals will help participants improve their basketball skills. In addition, participants will attend leadership, self-esteem, and community-building workshops to ensure they understand the promise that they have as individuals.

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