Take Action to Stand With NCLR Client Chris Kluwe
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made history when he became one of the NFL’s first and fiercest allies for the freedom to marry. His tireless work to secure marriage equality in Minnesota—including interviews and appearances in ad campaigns—helped change hearts and minds, and shattered stereotypes.
Unfortunately, while Chris’s actions led to a huge victory for the LGBT community, he was also subjected to extreme anti-LGBT hate speech from a coach who told players that “we should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows.”
Despite Chris’s successful NFL career that spanned eight seasons, he was released from the team. The Minnesota Vikings have said they will conduct an investigation into these events. NCLR, our Sports Project, and Minneapolis attorney Clayton Halunen are proud to represent Chris to ensure that this matter doesn’t get swept under the rug.
Sign this petition telling Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf and General Manager Rick Spielman that you want a full and fair investigation, training for all Vikings personnel on LGBT issues, and their support for players who either are or want to be allies in the future.
After you sign the petition, please share it with your family and friends by forwarding this email, and then share the above image on Facebook and twitter using www.TinyURL.com/StandWith4 and the #StandWith4 and #4 hashtags.