Vulgar Opinions: NHL Goes Charging Forward
By now most of you have heard that the NHL and the NHLPA have decided to officially partner with the You Can Play project. Most major outlets are covering it so run to Google and pick your favorite if you want to learn more. I run two Twitter accounts, my personal one that is linked on this website, and one for my LGBT blog. Each has it’s own list of follows with a few overlaps. What has struck me today is that this partnership is getting pretty equal play from both sides. People that wouldn’t normally be talking about hockey are now talking about hockey.
Are there a lot of sports fans in the LGBT community? Maybe, maybe not. But the LGBT community is an enormous group of people just itching for support. The NHL is doing the right thing with this partnership, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not also doing a good thing for itself. Now the NHL can boast something that no other major professional sports league in the United States can. That’s huge.