Denver Nuggets Player Honors His 2 Moms as Ally for LGBT Rights

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Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets' Power Forward, and the son of two lesbian mothers, has joined Athlete Ally, a nonprofit sports organization that encourages all individuals involved in sports to respect every member regardless of their sexual orientation.

"Becoming an Athlete Ally gives me the opportunity to spread around a message of inclusiveness throughout the NBA [National Basketball Association] and our country," Faried said. "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 made me realize that I want all members of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender] community—whether they are parents, players, coaches or fans—to feel welcome in the NBA and in all our communities."

Waudda Faried and Manasin Copeland entered into a civil union on April 5, 2007.

Brian Eller, founder of New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, who is a member of Athlete Ally's board of directors, said Faried's support of marriage equality, is game changing and transformative for the culture of sports.

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