Professional athletes play a significant role in shaping aspects of our culture and are often looked up to by young, aspiring athletes and sports enthusiasts. We believe that when professional athletes make a public commitment to respect for all, it sets a positive example for young people. Acknowledging the influence that professional athletes have, the NBA and WNBA have partnered with Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project as two of our first Teammates for Respect. Our hope is that individual teams and players and legends will follow the leagues’ lead and join us in our efforts to help K-12schools create and maintain a culture in athletics and physical education that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all students, teachers and coaches regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Led by a talented advisory group of sports figures from across the nation, Changing the Game provides coaches, athletes and those who support them with tools and resources to help them in these effort.