You Can Play
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Nike is kicking equality in sports into high gear with its #BeTrue line and a generous donation to the LGBT Sports Coalition.
The Phoenix Coyotes and the You Can Play project posted a video to their official Instagram for Spirit Day, October 17.
Florida Panthers incorporate "You Can Play" project at LGBT hockey night
Wade Davis has been announced as the new Executive Director of You Can Play, a group working for equality for all players in sports, regardless of sexual or gender identity. "Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect."
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association announce a continuing partnership with the You Can Play Projcet; becoming the first major professional sports league to make such an agreement.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement demanding that the NFL investigate whether teams asked prospects about their sexual orientation during the league's pre-draft scouting combine.
In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.
Rapper Macklemore has become the first non-athlete to participate in the You Can Play project to promote LGBT inclusion in sports, releasing a video today.
The Ohio State University athletic program hosts Pride Night for Ohio gay community and produces a video for the You Can Play Project. OSU's Initiatives reflect growing LGBT tolerance at the collegiate level.