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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.

Study: Pride Games Decrease Antigay Slurs Among Players by 40 Percent

New research shows the power of diversity-themed games to fight homophobia.

NHL's Bruins Go Rainbow to Fight Homophobia

The Boston team hosted a Hockey Is For Everyone event in support of the LGBT community.

NHL Team Wraps Hockey Sticks in Pride Tape

The Edmonton Oilers have become the first hockey team to show off the rainbow adhesive in support of diversity.

WATCH: Giants Encourage Gay Players in Football

"If you can play, you can play," they insist, without saying the word "gay."

Hockey: Oilers Captain to March in Edmonton Pride

The captain of the Edmonton Oilers announced that he will be participating in this weekend's pride parade.

WATCH: Notre Dame Tells LGBT Athletes 'You Can Play'

Athletes and coaches welcome LGBT students to the Catholic university's Fighting Irish sports teams.

Op-ed: Michael Sam, Our Great Gay Hope

The world is in a tizzy now that Michael Sam has come out.

'You Can Play' and NFL Team Up With LGBT Youth

You Can Play and the NFL announced a new initiative to create connections between LGBT youth and professional athletes.

WATCH: NHL Star Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law

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.