Players and teams in the National Hockey League are sponsoring an effort to rid sports of homophobia.
The You Can Play project rolled out the first of several PSAs yesterday:
In the video are: Patrick Burke (Philadelphia), Brian Burke (Toronto), Rick Nash (Columbus), Duncan Keith (Chicago), Brian Boyle (New York), Matt Moulson (New York Islanders), Joffrey Lupul (Toronto), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia), Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa), Scott Hartnell (Philadelphia), Corey Perry (Anaheim), Andy Greene (New Jersey), Dion Phaneuf (Toronto), Henrik Lundqvist (New York).
Last year, a small number of baseball teams produced the “It Gets Better” campaign in the wake of the suicides of gay teenagers, but most teams did not join in. The Twins promised an effort in the project this coming season.