The You Can Play team has seen firsthand Northeastern University’s willingness to talk about LGBT issues in sports. At a March presentation by You Can Play partner organization GForce Sports, nearly all of Northeastern’s sports teams participated in a campus discussion about LGBT athletes. In October 2011, the University hosted a citywide forum, this one involving hockey, rowing, soccer, baseball and other teams from Northeastern, Harvard, Boston College, Boston University and UMass.
Both of these panels and discussions showcased Northeastern’s willingness to take the lead in promoting respect for all students, and for breaking down barriers to participation for athletes. The Huskies’ enthusiasm and support for equality in sports, and for the You Can Play Project, has set a standard for colleges and universities nationwide.
The open casting call for May 2012 You Can Play video shoot drew a big crowd and that work is seen here.