Sport is Love

It’s a celebration of love and its power to unite people through identity, expression, and sport. Continuously pushing the barriers of construct of sport, LGBTQIA2S+ athletes redefine what it means to be proudly in motion for future generations.

Nike Be True Summit

This is an invitation to be who you are. Join us on June 13th for a celebration of pride and progress. Be part of the conversation to actively inspire and create change for generations to come.

Meet the Team

Meet five inspiring changemakers as they share their stories and shed light on the issues that impact the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Their goal is to help connect, educate, and bring awareness to make change for a more colorful future that honors unity.

Sport is Love

It’s a celebration of love and its power to unite people through identity,
expression, and sport. Continuously pushing the barriers of construct of
sport, LGBTQIA2S+ athletes redefine what it means to be proudly in
motion for future generations.

Nike Be True
Summit

This is an invitation to be who you are. Join us on June 13th for a
celebration of pride and progress. Be part of the conversation to actively
inspire and create change for generations to come.

Meet the Team

Meet five inspiring changemakers as they share their stories and shed
light on the issues that impact the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Their goal is
to help connect, educate, and bring awareness to make change for a
more colorful future that honors unity.

BETRUE

SCHUYLER BAILAR
Pronouns: he/him

Photographed with Teammate and Friend, Kevin Dai (he/him)

Schuyler Bailar is an educator, author, and advocate. He is also the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – was historic. Schuyler’s advocacy includes speaking to schools, governments, corporations and nonprofits about inclusion and diversity.

SCHUYLER BAILAR
Pronouns: he/him

Photographed with Teammate and Friend, Kevin Dai (he/him)

Schuyler Bailar is an educator, author, and advocate. He is also the first
transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s
team. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up
the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – was historic. Schuyler’s
advocacy includes speaking to schools, governments, corporations and
nonprofits about inclusion and diversity.

BETRUE

HONEY BALENCIAGA
Pronouns: she/her

Photographed with Trans Mother, Ayiome Lala (she/her)

Honey is a technically trained dancer who at the age of 14 began classes
in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and beyond. Once she stepped on the Vogue
stage, she felt at home and since her debut in 2019, her talent and drive
has led her to collaborate with many global superstars and reputable
brands. While she enjoys working, Honey’s true passion is being a role
model and inspiration to LGBTQIA2S+ youth.

HONEY BALENCIAGA
Pronouns: she/her

Photographed with Trans Mother, Ayiome Lala (she/her)

Honey is a technically trained dancer who at the age of 14 began classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and beyond. Once she stepped on the Vogue stage, she felt at home and since her debut in 2019, her talent and drive has led her to collaborate with many global superstars and reputable brands. While she enjoys working, Honey’s true passion is being a role model and inspiration to LGBTQIA2S+ youth.

BETRUE

ANDREW McCASKILL
Pronouns: he/him

Andrew is a culture analyst, inclusion champion, and marketing executive. Throughout his career, he has led global sales, marketing, public affairs functions and U.S. consumer marketing and communications with global organizations. Andrew continues to do work by delivering political, cultural, and socioeconomic commentary through his social platforms, reaching millions of listeners across the world.

ANDREW McCASKILL
Pronouns: he/him

Andrew is a culture analyst, inclusion champion, and marketing executive.
Throughout his career, he has led global sales, marketing, public affairs
functions and U.S. consumer marketing and communications with global
organizations. Andrew continues to do work by delivering political,
cultural, and socioeconomic commentary through his social platforms,
reaching millions of listeners across the world.

BETRUE

ALESHIA OCASIO
Pronouns: she/her

Photographed with Teammate and Friend, Taran Alvelo (she/her) and
Sister, Jaylin Ocasio (she/her)

Aleshia is a professional softball player, business owner, and model. She is
deeply committed to DEI as evident in her participation in her league’s
working group to create and foster diversity, civic leadership, and
inclusion. Her goal is to lead with authenticity and be an example for the
next generation, especially her younger sister, Jaylin Ocasio (as photographed above).

ALESHIA OCASIO
Pronouns: she/her

Photographed with Teammate and Friend, Taran Alvelo (she/her) and Sister, Jaylin Ocasio (she/her)

Aleshia is a professional softball player, business owner, and model. She is deeply committed to DEI as evident in her participation in her league’s working group to create and foster diversity, civic leadership, and inclusion. Her goal is to lead with authenticity and be an example for the next generation, especially her younger sister, Jaylin Ocasio (as photographed above).

BETRUE

CHELLA MAN
Pronouns: he/him

Photographed with Best Friend, Vineeta Seshasai Maruri (they/them)

Chella Man is an internationally acclaimed artist who identifies as Deaf,
trans-masculine, Jewish, and Chinese. As a multi-hyphenate, his work
includes painting, film, sculpture and performance art. He continues to
educate and give talks internationally on the intersections of art, disability,
queerness, race, and healing, hoping to continue pushing the boundaries
of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.

CHELLA MAN
Pronouns: he/him

Photographed with Best Friend, Vineeta Seshasai Maruri (they/them)

Chella Man is an internationally acclaimed artist who identifies as Deaf, trans-masculine, Jewish, and Chinese. As a multi-hyphenate, his work includes painting, film, sculpture and performance art. He continues to educate and give talks internationally on the intersections of art, disability, queerness, race, and healing, hoping to continue pushing the boundaries of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.

BETRUE

Be True is part of Nike’s broader commitment to the LGBTQIA2S+
community which focuses on recognition, advocacy, inspiration and
education through community grants, employee engagement, storytelling,
and product collections.

Be True is part of Nike’s broader commitment to the LGBTQIA2S+ community which focuses on recognition, advocacy, inspiration and education through community grants, employee engagement, storytelling, and product collections.