Friday, 24 August 2012

Why I Love the Sedin Twins: Reason #3

Because Henrik and Daniel Sedin support the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to eliminating homophobia in sports. Currently, the televised ad campaign is focused largely on hockey but the project is applicable to all other sports too.

As stated on the You Can Play Project website: Locker rooms should be safe and sports venues should be free from homophobia. Athletes should be judged on talent, heart and work ethic, not sexual orientation. 

I'm impressed that the Sedin Twins are willing to publicly take a stand against continued homophobia in sports. There are still lots of professional players who won't.



26 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

yay for the sedin twins!!!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Three cheers for the gingers!

Jeanne said...

Most Awesome!!! :0)

Bersercules said...

Good for them. But I think its easier for them to make that stand then others cause they're a duo. They don't stand alone they stand together. Everything is easier when you have a friend or family member right there beside you.
But good for them! They're quite the men!

Lois said...

That is fantastic! I almost like hockey now.

Suzanne said...

GRRRRRR! I cant see video at work!!!!! *pouts*

turquoisemoon said...

Those guys are just too cool! Luv them... I'm now a fan~~~

Linda Wildenstein said...

I didn't think that watching a hockey star video could make me tear up....but it did. Hurray for the Burke family and their If you can play campaign.....I wish for that spirit to extend to all of life.

Sulky Kitten said...

Yes, another reason to love them!

Robin Larkspur said...

Excellent campaign! Three cheers for the Burke family, the Canucks and all who sincerely believe that all should play, if they can play. Loved this.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Great campaign, and wonderful about the participation of these twins, and other players, too. Personally, I have trouble understanding why this would be an issue to begin with. I'm not sure what someone's sexuality has to do with playing a sport, or anything else for that matter.

BugginWord said...

Why does the word "Canuck" always make me giggle?

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic!!! This is great!!!

Barfly said...

It's all fun and games till one of them drops the soap...

Riot Kitty said...

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I love them.

laughingwolf said...

good onya, guys...

when did rogers take over the 'gm garage', in van?

one would think owning the one in trawna would be enough!

nice to be rich... i recall when they were a 2-camera outfit on cable tv... even though they owned CFRB radio... now look at their media empire!

Jim said...

This is such an intrinsic part of professional sport......I am encouraged to see that a few are taking a stand. I wish them luck in eradicating homophobia from sports.

Introverted Art said...

Ginger love!!

dbs said...

Wow. Big step forward. Good to see.

DEZMOND said...

I have never heard about them, but I like everything you wrote about them, Debs.

Southpaw said...

I didn't know who they were, but good for them!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

I know I shouldn't be, but I'm still often amazed at just how interested/obsessive some people/media are with people's sexual orientation. Really?? It's 2012 people, grow up!

I'm glad there are some regular souls out there willing to take their stand in public. Thank goodness.

I can see why you like these two Deb.

Makropoulos said...

OK, I'm not crazy for hockey, but I'll like the Sedin twins too. Bravo for them!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Well, now I love them, too!

I there I was thinking that their stick dance was awesome ;-)

Francie M said...

Well they are totally amazing! Sometimes a few hockey players are worth the outrageous salaries they are paid.