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LGBTQ Summit Schedule | Minnesota Vikings –


8:00 am


8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kevin Warren, COO, Minnesota Vikings

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Panel: Athletes as Allies

Moderated by Jana Shortal (KARE 11), panelists include Chris Kluwe (Former Professional Football Player), Hudson Taylor (Athlete Ally), Amy Wilson (NCAA)

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Panel: LGBTQ Trailblazers

Moderated by Jana Shortal (KARE 11), panelists include Chris Mosier (Triathlete and Duathlete), Greg Louganis (Olympic diver and LGBTQ activist), and Joanna Lohman (Professional Soccer Player for the Washington Spirit)

11:00 am – 11:15 am


11:15 am – 11:30 am

Personal Reflection

Esera Tuaolo (Former Professional Football Player  and Contestant on The Voice)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Panel: The Role of Coaches

Moderated by Nevin Caple (LGBT SportSafe), panelists include Stephanie White (Vanderbilt University), Xavier Colvin (Butler University) and Joe Cheshire (Butler University)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Inclusion in America's Major Sporting Institutions: A Conversation With the NFL and NCAA Robert Gulliver (NFL) and Katrice Albert (NCAA)

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Panel: The Power of Visibility

Moderated by Eliza Byard (GLSEN), panelists include Samantha Rapoport (NFL), Nevin Caple (LGBT SportSafe), Brian Kitts (You Can Play)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks with Kevin Warren and Greg Louganis