Statement on NHL's Decision to Reinstate Pride Tape Policy

You Can Play released the following statement:

The NHL's policy reconsideration and reinstating the players’ ability to support the LGBTQ+ community in hockey is a win for us all. Actively welcoming communities into hockey is imperative to keep the sport strong now and into the future. We appreciate every person, team and organization that made their voice heard to support this change, and appreciate the NHL's willingness to listen and make the right choice.

We want to thank the NHLPA and NHLCA for their leadership on this matter.

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The You Can Play Project works to ensure the safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches and fans. We achieve this by creating a community of allies that is able to foster a true sense of belonging. This becomes possible when sports teams sharpen the focus on the person’s skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by developing a culture of respect, in every player, coach and fan.