Vancouver Canucks ban together to support the only gay hockey club in western Canada
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wePUCKny is standing together with wePRIDEny on an issue that most people are very arrogant and ignorant about, and so are some of the players of the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Pride Parade took over the streets for its 34th year welcoming two members of the Canucks, Manny Malhotra and Jason Garrison as they marched together for the first time in the parade.
Here is a little excerpt from the Vancouver Sun:
Vancouver Canucks player Manny Malhotra walked side by side with members of the Vancouver Cutting Edge, the only gay hockey club in western Canada. On his wing were a fleet of photographers as well as Patrick Burke, founder of the You Can Play organization, dedicated to eliminating homophobia in sports.
“It’s paramount that equality in sport, and beyond, becomes the norm. Everybody has the right to play the game they love,” Malhotra said. He joins teammates Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin to become the fourth Canuck to lend his support to You Can Play.
These players coming down to support what the day was about was a bold statement in my opinion of the intolerance in sports. This will hopefully break down barriers and start a movement in sports and the Canucks could be the pioneers of this movement.