Wow, this is an impressive move by the NHL. What’s up now, NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, et al.?
Bloomberg: The National Hockey League has announced a partnership with a gay rights advocacy group as part of an effort to become “the most inclusive professional sports league” in the world.
The NHL and its players union reached an agreement with the You Can Play Project, a Denver-based advocacy group that opposes homophobia in sports and promotes LGBT equality.
“We are delighted to reaffirm through this joint venture with the NHL Players’ Association that the official policy of the NHL is one of inclusion on the ice, in our locker rooms and in the stands,” says NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in a statement.