NHL Becomes First North American Sports League To Have All Teams Support LGBT Athletes And Fans

nhl_logoWith the release of a new PSA from the captain of the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, the NHL has become the first sports league in North America to support gay rights across the board.

According to a statement released by the You Can Play Project, members from all teams in the National Hockey League have voiced their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes and fans.

“Having full and, more importantly, ongoing participation from the NHL, is a milestone for acceptance of all athletes at every level of play and sport,” said Wade Davis, executive director of You Can Play, which promotes equality in sports. “Every major men’s sports league has been represented in a You Can Play video and now every team in one of the world’s premier sports leagues has actively participated.”

Read the entire story at Huffington Post.

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