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Canadian Olympic Committee builds #OneTeam to stand up for LGBT youth, athletes, community

“The Canadian Olympic Committee is setting the standard for LGBT-inclusion in sports by leveling the playing field for all athletes,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “By cementing its commitment to LGBT athletes and fans through new partnerships and critical resources, the COC is sending the message that supporting equality is the winning attitude.”

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National Hockey League teams go purple for #spiritday

The National Hockey League has gone purple for Spirit Day. GLAAD's partner, You Can Play, reached out to the NHL and several of the teams, who then tweeted their support for Spirit Day.

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July 11, 2014

FOX and GLAAD host panel on LGBT Media Representation

Last night on the FOX Studios Lot, GLAAD and FOX Audience Strategy hosted a panel discussion addressing LGBT media representations, and their importance in bringing about culture change.

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You Can Play Project names organist Cameron Carpenter as first Musical Ambassador

Organist Cameron Carpenter was today announced as the first Musical Ambassador of the You Can Play Project, an organization working to ensure equality, respect, and safety for all athletes.

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Wade Davis: Jason Collins and Michael Sam are "mythbusters"

After speaking to the media about Michael Sam's coming out, Wade Davis has penned an op-ed for, in which he talks about how both Sam and NBA player Jason Collins have broken the stereotypes that we have about the African-American community, as well as the LGBT community.

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January 9, 2014

Swedish Hockey Star speaks on behalf of You Can Play to promote equality in sports

Gabriel Landeskog, the captain of Colorado Avalanche hockey team stood up for equality by speaking yesterday on behalf of You Can Play, an organization focusing on eliminating discrimination from sports. Thanks to Landeskog’s involvement, NHL officially became the first sports league in North America to include LGBT allies on every team.

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December 28, 2013

2013 LGBT moments in sports

2013 has been a year of memorable moments in sports for the LGBT community.

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