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March 5, 2012

NHL And Burke Family ‘You Can Play’ Campaign Adresses Homophobia In Sports

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Written by: Erika
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It was a big deal when Brendan Burke came out in the largely homophobic sports world in 2009. When he died tragically in 2010, his father and brother picked up his torch and continue to push for change.

The “You Can Play” project has just that goal, to change attitudes and to build allies in and outside of change rooms. Brian and Patrick Burke, and eight other NHL players, are lending their voices to the campaign with this new video.

What do you think?

 



About the Author

Erika
|Executive Editor & Co-Founder| A mostly hippy and always hungry cultural critic, closeted pop-culture lover, and food know-it-all. Half cowgirl, half Ivy leaguer. You will find me writing on the crazy sh*t that happens on my teevee, feminism, philanthropy, religion and politics. I like singing shows, high-waisted skirts, scotch, two-stepping, and all forms of breakfast foods (sweet AND salty).




 
 

 
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2 Comments


  1. Rachelle

    About time this is being addressed.



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