Hockey Is For Everyone | Pride Month
This June, in partnership with the You Can Play Project, the NHLPA and NHL joint Hockey Is For Everyone initiative will celebrate Pride Month.
In April 2013, the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced an historic partnership with the You Can Play Project that formalized and advanced their long-standing commitment to make the NHL the most inclusive professional sports league in the world.
You Can Play works to ensure safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans.
You Can Play believes sports teams should focus on the athlete’s skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success.
You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.