MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts brought back Hudson Taylor on Thursday for an update on his anti-gay bullying campaign.

The Columbia University assistant wrestling coach started Athlete Ally to fight homophobic speech in sports.

Taylor said more than 4,000 people had signed on to the Athlete Ally pledge to respect all persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Roberts reminded viewers that the first anniversary of Tyler Clementi's suicide was approaching, prompting Taylor to say his work was an attempt to honor the Rutgers University student's memory.

“Everywhere you go there's always going to be those who want to degrade and divide,” he said. “I'm on a mission to unite people. To bring people together for respect for everyone. And, yeah, I've put a bit of a target on my back, but with people like Tyler Clementi being put into a place where they feel their only option is to take their own life, I feel a responsibility to do something about that. To not only tell kids that it gets better, but actually to make it better.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)