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Team USA Athlete and LGBTQ Advocate Chris Mosier Joins the You Can Play Team as Vice President

The You Can Play Project announces today that Chris Mosier will join You Can Play as Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations. Mosier competed for Team USA in the 2016 Duathlon World Championships held in Spain in July and is the first transgender man to qualify for a men’s national team. Mosier has an expansive history as an advocate for LGBTQ rights and support in athletics, and most recently served as Executive Director of GO! Athletes, an LGBTQ sports advocacy organization geared towards college and high school athletes. Read More »

NWHL Partners With You Can Play

The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced a partnership with You Can Play beginning in the 2016-17 season. NWHL is First U.S. Women’s League to Partner With YCP.  Read More »

You Can Play Supports the NBA’s Decision to Move the 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina

The NBA will relocate the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, which was originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The move is in response to the North Carolina's House Bill 2 (HB2) that was passed earlier this year. You Can Play applauds the NBA's decision and the the public commitment to the inclusion of the LGBT community. Read More »

Jolly Fish Press to Join Effort with You Can Play in Support of Inclusivity for LGBTQ Athletes

Jolly Fish Press (JFP) has partnered with You Can Play in an unprecedented sale event starting from June 21 through June 30, 2016 offering a 30% discount for Mia Siegert’s highly-acclaimed debut, Jerkbait with $1 of each sale going to You Can Play. Read More »

CFL Launches New You Can Play Apparel Line to Promote and Support LGBTQ Inclusion in Sport

The Canadian Football League (CFL) and You Can Play have launched a joint apparel line today that will bring fans and players together to promote inclusivity and acceptance. Read More »

US Lacrosse Becomes First National Governing Body to Include LGBT Sports Messaging with You Can Play

US Lacrosse and You Can Play are teaming up in program to encourage LGBT inclusion in the sport. US Lacrosse becomes the first national governing body to include LGBT messaging for all members and teams. Read More »

You Can Play Reacts to Andrew Shaw’s Gay Slur

Statement by You Can Play regarding use of homophobic slur by Chicago Blackhawks player Andrew Shaw Read More »

Sky Blue FC Partners with You Can Play Project

Two groups align efforts to promote athletic equality. Read More »

Major League Lacrosse Joins You Can Play in Fighting Homophobia in Sports

Major League Lacrosse joins the You Can Play Team in working for equality in sports regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Read More »

You Can Play partners with Positive Coaching Alliance

The You Can Play Project has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance. Read More »

You Can Play Project and Big Sky Conference announce official partnership.

The Big Sky Conference has teamed up with the You Can Play Project to promote equality in sports.  Read More »

You Can Play Year in Review 2015

Awards, role models and growing support for LGBT issues in sports continue to inspire the You Can Play Team in working to end homophobia in sports. Read More »

You Can Play - Fall 2015 Newsletter

You Can Play Project's Fall 2015 Newsletter. Read More »

Patrick Burke’s Acceptance Speech from ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards Show

You Can Play Co-Founder Patrick Burke accepted the first Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award at ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards for the organization's work on behalf of LGBT athletes, coaches, and fans. Read More »

National Education Association Recognizes You Can Play for Creative Leadership in Human Rights

You Can Play is being honored by educators at the state and national level for work on behalf of LGBT students and straight allies. The Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights is being given by the National Education Association to You Can Play this week. Read More »

ESPN Honors You Can Play with Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award

You Can Play is one of the winners of the inaugural Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award, honoring the late broadcaster, and part of ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards program. Read More »

You Can Play Statement on Montreal Alouettes’ Signing of Michael Sam

"All of us at You Can Play are excited to see Michael Sam taking the next step in his football career as a member of the Montreal Alouettes. We have been standing alongside Michael from the beginning..." Read More »

Limited Edition You Can Play - Pride 2015 Shirts Available Through May 20th

Show your support for the You Can Play Project with our limited edition tank top! Read More »

Just a Reminder, Sports Fans…

As an organization, You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring the safety and inclusion of all athletes, coaches, and fans... Read More »

You Can Play to Host Inclusion Panel at NABC Convention

On April 4th, the You Can Play project will host an Inclusion Panel as part of a professional development series at the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Convention in Indianapolis. The panel will take place at the Indiana Convention Center and will feature athletes and coaches discussing techniques for coaches to help LGBTQ players in their locker rooms. Read More »

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