Columbia University wrestling coach Hudson Taylor has joined singer Cyndi Lauper's Give A Damn campaign against homophobia.

Hudson, who founded the anti-homophobia website, recorded a one-minute-thirty-second video for the campaign.

I founded “with one single goal in mind,” Hudson says in the video. “To educate, encourage and empower all members of the sports community to put an end to homophobia and transphobia in sports.”

“As a straight athlete and coach, I give a damn because I have seen first hand how homophobic language isolates and segregates others. I give a damn because I believe in the power of sport to bring people together.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Hudson is among the handful of openly straight sports celebrities speaking out on the issue. Another athlete is UK rugby star Ben Cohen. Cohen arrives in the U.S. next month for a four-city tour to raise funds and awareness for gay charities.

Openly gay celebrities who have recorded similar videos for Lauper's campaign include singers Chely Wright, Elton John and Ricky Martin, comedian Wanda Sykes and actress Meredith Baxter.