Hate Is Wrong began as a saying in the 1990s. While playing in the National Football League as a closeted gay man, Esera Tuaolo cut short acts of discrimination around him by standing up and saying, “Hate in any form is wrong.” By the early 2000s, Esera came out as gay and began advocating for inclusion across the United States by speaking at corporations, colleges, and high schools. He referred to his work as the Hate In Any Form Is Wrong campaign. Over a decade later, in November 2017, the Hate In Any Form Is Wrong campaign turned into a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization titled Hate is Wrong.
Hate is Wrong’s purpose is to foster diversity in sports and anti-bullying among youth. It carries out this purpose in two ways. It helps deliver inclusion-based education across the country and it throws the Super Bowl Inclusion Party.
With respect to inclusion-based education, Hate is Wrong relies on speakers, such as Esera, to deliver inclusion-based presentations at sporting and youth events. For example, while representing Hate is Wrong in 2018, Esera has delivered inclusion-based speeches at youth events in Chicago, Seattle, New York City, and Canada, with each event holding over fifteen thousand junior high and high school students.
The Super Bowl Inclusion Party is an event thrown by Hate is Wrong during Super Bowl week in the city hosting the Super Bowl. The party brings the LGBT and NFL communities closer together for a fun night while raising financial, educational, and networking support for local diversity and anti-bullying organizations.
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