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NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who HRC called out just a few years ago for the use of homophobic language, is now taking a stand against anti-LGBT language on social media.

After a fan sent him an anti-gay tweet, Bryant had this to say in response:

The use of anti-gay language creates a toxic for LGBT individuals, particularly youth. HRC applauds the cadre of supportive professional athletes, who are setting an example of tolerance and acceptance for youth across the country.

To learn more about athletes who have stood up on behalf of the community, visit

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