The NHL launched a hockey campaign that celebrates diversity and promotes acceptance and inclusion in the sport. Dubbed 'Hockey Id For Everyone,' the initative is embraced by many on and off the ice.
One good example of this campaign for social change comes from the Montreal Canadiens, who partnered with You Can Play, to present their annual LGBTQ+ night. As part of this hockey campaign for inclusion, players demonstrated "their support for people of different sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions" by wearing rainbow-colored jerseys and Pride-themed tape on their sticks during the pre-game warm-up period. These LGBTQ+-celebrating items are autographed and put up for auction until February 29th. The funds will go toward supporting the You Can Play Project, which is dedicated to fight homophobia and advocate for minority communities in the sport.
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