University of Illinois Women’s Wheelchair Basketball

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  • Posted on January 8, 2015

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Joins BTS Tour of Champions

Illinois Women’s Wheelchair Basketball student-athletes, Gail Gaeng, Olivia Morrison, Megan Blunk, Kendra Zeman, and Helen Freeman conceptualized a powerful video for Br{ache the Silence Tour of Champions to show their support for LGBTQ inclusion in sport. Led by Paralympian head coach, Stephanie Wheeler, the team chose to break the silence to celebrate their acceptance of each other as a basketball family, with a poignant message to the sports community, “What’s stopping you?”

 “What’s stopping you?”

IllinoisWWBBWatch the Video Here

BTS Tour of Champions increases the visibility of LGBTQ and straight ally role models in the women’s sports community. Student-athletes and coaches have a unique opportunity to use fame and notoriety to combat homophobia and mobilize a charge for respect.

Film Credit: Russ Leonard

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