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Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin says latest anti-gay tweet came from ‘hackers’

Sunday, July 7, 2013
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DALLAS – Recently acquired Dallas Stars hockey forward Tyler Seguin says an anti-gay comment that showed up on his Twitter account came from "hackers."

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NHL, ‘You Can Play’ announce partnership to support gay athletes

Thursday, April 11, 2013
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The National Hockey League and its players association on Thursday announced a groundbreaking partnership with the "You Can Play" project in what is likely the most comprehensive effort by a major North American sports league to support gay athletes.

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Ohio State men’s ice hockey supports ‘You Can Play’ equality project

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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The Ohio State University men’s hockey team has released a video in support the “You Can Play” equality project, which endeavors to foster equality, respect and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation.

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NHL’s Washington Capitals announces support for ‘You Can Play’ equality project

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals professional hockey team has announced it will become the latest NHL team franchise to support the “You Can Play” equality project, which endeavors to foster equality, respect and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation.

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NHL, Burke family unveil ‘You Can Play’ campaign to end homophobia in sports

Monday, March 5, 2012
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The National Hockey League has joined the growing effort by professional sports and players campaigning to end homophobia with a series of new public service announcements to encourage gay athletes to participate in sports.

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NHL won’t discipline Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds over alleged homophobic slur

Thursday, September 29, 2011
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The National Hockey League said it won't discipline Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds for hurling a homophobic slur because Simmonds said he can't remember what he said, and because none of the referees on the ice could verify what was said.

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Sports agent criticizes NHL player for supporting marriage equality

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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New York Rangers forward Sean Avery, who recorded a video in support of marriage equality, was criticized Monday by a Canadian sports management executive, who took to Twitter with a series of posts knocking gay marriage.

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New York Rangers’ Sean Avery speaks out in support of marriage equality

Monday, May 9, 2011
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New York Rangers forward Sean Avery has recorded a video in support of marriage equality, becoming one of only a few active athletes in American team sports to voice support for LGBT rights.

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Coming out: Brendan Burke’s journey, a story of love and acceptance

Thursday, November 26, 2009
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The son of former pro hockey player and current Toronto Maple Leafs General Mnaager Brian Burke has come out publicly as gay -- and Burke has come out just as publicly in support of his son.

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