The captain of the Edmonton Oilers announced that he will be participating in this weekend's pride parade.
You Can Play
The latest news about You Can Play, a social activism campaign that fights homophobia in professional sports. You Can Play was founded by Patrick Burke, Brian Kitts, and Glenn Witman, after the death of Burke's brother, Brendan, who was a gay hockey player. Wade Davis, a former football player, is the current director. The organization's goal is to prevent casual homophobia in the locker room setting through education, and to ensure that players are judged on their abilities rather than their sexual orientation. Many professtional NHL players have endorsed the organization, which is an official partner of the National Hockey League, including Rick Nash, Corey Perry, and Duncan Keith.
May 05 2014 6:48 PM ET
Athletes and coaches welcome LGBT students to the Catholic university's Fighting Irish sports teams.
August 26 2013 1:45 PM ET
The captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins says that having grown up in Canada, he doesn't understand why Russia is so opposed to LGBT equality.