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Tyler Seguin

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

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

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

ESPN poll reveals where pro athletes stand on same-sex marriage

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Professional hockey players are the most supportive professional athletes on the issue of marriage equality, according to a recently published ESPN poll. [ Read more → ]
Matt Hendricks

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Monday, March 5, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Sean Avery (left) and Wayne Simmonds

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

Thursday, September 29, 2011
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. [ Read more → ]
Sean Avery

Sports agent criticizes NHL player for supporting marriage equality

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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. [ Read more → ]
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