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NHL Announces Support For Gay Rights, Pledges To Fight Homophobia With New Initiative


Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, sports, society, politics, NHL rights, news, GoodNews, government, goodnews, americans, culture )

Cal
- 590 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The National Hockey League (NHL) has offered its support of gay rights with the announcement of a new partnership to combat homophobia in sports.



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Sue H. (7)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:03 pm
I'm impressed! Good on the NHL!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:21 pm
GOOD FOR THEM!
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:43 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:36 am
Good, was about time! Thanks Cal.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:20 am
"Today marks a historic step for LGBT equality in sports. The NHL and the NHLPA [NHL Players' Association] are stepping up to ensure that the hockey community is welcoming -- not begrudging, not tolerant -- welcoming to LGBT players, coaches, management or fans."

About time. If ANY major league sport thinks it has had no LGBT members they have simply been fooling themselves. Other leagues have welcomed individuals, the WTA for example with Martina Navratilova being perhaps the first to step out into the light. I hope all sport leagues, businesses and churches have the moral courage to follow this example and DO the right thing. Won't hold my breath waiting on the Catholics though.
 

Jo S. (507)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:20 am
WOW!! Way to go NHL! Major coup.
Noted, Thanks Cal.
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:25 am
Very surprising and refreshing to hear. LGBT athletes are found in all sports.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:32 am
So it should be

noted
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:02 pm
Good news
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:19 pm
If you stop and think about this, this is a massive step.
 

Birgit W. (150)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:29 pm
Thanks
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:50 pm
Always good to know, society needs to become more progressive in many things.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 3:07 am
:)
 

Tom Tree (241)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 7:04 am
Noted & Shared
Thanks!
 

Patricia H. (454)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 11:32 pm
done
 

Beth M. (244)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 1:07 pm
Thank you, NHL!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 1:58 pm
noted, thnx
 

Winn Adams (199)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 2:39 pm
Good news BUT actions speak louder than words. I'll wait and see . . . .
 

Thomas P. (468)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 9:01 pm
Thanks Cal. It turns out you can be tough, athletic, and heterosexual, and still support equality for all. Who knew?
 

Nimue Pendragon (268)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:45 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 5:46 pm
About time! noted ..
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (266)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 10:57 pm
impressive news let's hope it spreads
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 11:02 pm
Good pioneering in a sport known for big men swatting each other with long sticks... We should all get behind shifting the negative stigmas to rapists, pædophiles, and animal abusers as we promote adult consensual sex behind closed doors.
 

Robyn Brice (4)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:25 am
As the mother of a gay daughter, I am so pleased to read this.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:56 pm
Homophobia: the disease of a sick, compassionless society.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:52 am
Noted
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:17 pm
Awesome
 
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