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You Can Play - Scott Heggart

Openly gay 19-year-old athlete Scott Heggart tells his story for You Can Play.  Scott documented coming out, posting a YouTube segment every day for a year.  Growing up in Ottawa, Scott played hockey, softball, football and basketball and as a tenth-grader began a video project that included his thoughts about being gay, being gay in sports and interviews with family members.  He came out to supportive teammates the following year and now, as a first year communications student at the University of Ottawa, Scott is setting a standard for young advocates, both gay and straight.  He’s the first in a series of articles and videos for You Can Play by men and women making a difference for full respect in sports. Read more about him courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen’s Shelley Page: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/jock+takes+mask/6314056/story.html .