Three time Olympic medalist Danell Leyva made a powerfully bold statement back in June (wearing a powerfully bold pro-LGBT t-shirt – “Make America Gay Again”) on his Instagram back in June in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, which left 49 dead and dozens more injured.
The love within the LGBT community is so much stronger than the hatred against it. And it is our responsibility as non-LGBT people to emulate this love and create a world where LGBT people don’t need to crate their own safe spaces. That is a promise I’m making.”
Leyva goes on to stand up not only for gay and lesbian rights but for transgender rights for the dignity to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.
Big thanks to LGBT activist Aaron Baldwin for the heads up. We knew Danell rocked, but it’s very important and powerful that we see these full throated messages from our LGBT allies.
Oh, and by the way, how about his 2 Olympic silver medals today at the Rio Olympic games??? Winners rise.
Congrats to Danell for showing us greatness inside and out. Watch his message of unity below.