Becoming an Athlete Ally gives me the opportunity to spread a message of inclusiveness throughout the NBA and our country. I have two moms and I love them both very much. I respect, honor and support them in every way. The bond I have with them has made me realize that I want all members of the LGBT community – whether they are parents, players, coaches or fans – to feel welcome in the NBA and in all of our communities.
Faried is the first National Basketball Association player to join Athlete Ally, an organization that seeks to dispel homophobia in sports and amongst athletes, fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and inclusion.