Hate is Wrong began as a saying in the 1990s. While playing in the NFL as a closeted gay man, Esera Tuaolo cut short acts of discrimination around him merely by standing up and imposing, “Hate in any form is wrong.” By the early 2000s, Esera came out as gay and began advocating for inclusion across the United States. This included speaking at corporations and colleges and implementing anti-bullying programs in high schools. He referred to his work as the Hate in Any Form Is Wrong campaign. Over a decade later, in 2017, Hate in Any Form is Wrong turned into a non-profit organization titled Hate is Wrong.
Hate is Wrong’s mission is to foster diversity in sports and anti-bullying among youth. It currently carries out this purpose in two ways. It helps deliver inclusion-based education in colleges and corporations around the United States, and it hosts the Super Bowl Inclusion Party, a yearly event that brings the football and LGBT communities closer together while raising support for diversity and anti-bullying organizations.
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