In a newly published article, The New York Times interviews New York Rangers forward and former Vogue intern Sean Avery about his support for marriage equality, one of the only players in professional sports to vocally do so.
“The places I’ve played and lived the longest have been in West Hollywood, Calif., when I played for the L.A. Kings, and when I moved to New York, I lived in Chelsea for the first four years,” Avery said in a phone interview. “I certainly have been surrounded by the gay community. And living in New York and when you live in L.A., you certainly have a lot of gay friends.”
Avery, who lives in the SoHo section of Manhattan and keeps a home in Los Angeles, said some of those friends had wanted to marry, and he saw no reason they should not.
“I’m certainly open to it,” he said. “Maybe I can help, and I jumped at this opportunity.”
Watch the video he recorded for the HRC's "New Yorkers for Marriage Equality" campaign, in which the NHLer sports an adorable, bespectacled look, AFTER THE JUMP.