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High School Student Athletes Fight Homophobia in Sports: VIDEO


Back in November 2011 I posted a video of Andrew Goldstein, a former Dartmouth Lacrosse player, and David Farber, a former captain and leading scorer of the hockey team at the University of Pennsylvania, both of whom came out to their teams while in college, speaking about homophobia in sports at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts.

Andrew just forwarded me a video made by the school's student athletes and athletic director as part of Brian and Patrick Burke's 'You Can Play' project. Theirs is a good example of how exposure to out athletes can help younger people become more proactive in fighting homophobia in sports.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Nice, but this really is not about "rights", but rather is about social acceptance and respect.

    No need to politicize it unnecessarily.

    Still, a good message.

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 16, 2012 12:44:32 PM

  2. I love the video. But why is it unlisted on YouTube? Only those you have the link can see it. This is definitely a video that all should be able to see.

    Posted by: Jeff H | Apr 16, 2012 12:58:18 PM

  3. that was fantastic

    Posted by: R | Apr 16, 2012 2:36:33 PM

  4. Keep the good news coming!

    Posted by: Adam Sass | Apr 16, 2012 3:00:53 PM

  5. Great. Keep posting positive news stories like this! Thanks, to all the young athletes involved.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 16, 2012 7:18:40 PM

  6. This is what problem solving looks like. Great job!

    Posted by: Dave | Apr 17, 2012 8:27:35 AM

  7. Yeah, whatever. How many of these boys are on the DL?

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Apr 17, 2012 3:00:05 PM

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