Lansing, Mich. - LCC’s Layne Ingram was recently a panelist at the Athlete Leadership Summit held
in Miami and hosted by Athlete Ally and Adidas.
Athlete Ally’s mission is to educate and activate athletic communities to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports and to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality. The Athlete Leadership Summit brought athlete ambassadors and other advocates together to discuss progress and next steps in driving inclusivity nationwide.
“I was humbled to be asked to participate in the ‘State of Sports’ panel at the Athlete Leadership Summit,” Ingram said. “I will take any opportunity to raise awareness of and support for trans people and to be a voice and a role model for the younger generation. Representation is important, especially now when anti-trans legislation is sweeping the country and kids are being told it isn’t OK to be who they are. I participated because I want them to know that it’s more than OK to be exactly who they are, and that they belong.”
The three-day event included a series of panels, breakout sessions and brainstorms on creating safe sports spaces that are welcoming, affirming and celebratory to all participants, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Athlete Ally holds trainings across the country on college campuses, with individual athletes and with major sports leagues, including the NBA, NCAA and MLB. Visit the Athlete Ally website to learn more.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.