The Providence Bruins have taken the pledge.
The P-Bruins became the latest professional sports team to join in the effort to end homophobia in sports, an effort that is being led by the You Can Play Project. The ongoing project, created by Philadelphia Flyers scout Chris Burke (son of former Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke), was built to honor the memory of Chris’ brother, Brendan.
Brendan, who was openly gay and worked to end homophobia in sports, passed away in 2010 and the organization was started to continue his efforts. The You Can Play Project has received support across the sports world, particularly in hockey where notable NHL players like Zdeno Chara and Henrik Lundqvist have lent their support.
The P-Bruins are the latest to do so, taking a pledge to rid their team of homophobia as part of the ongoing mission.
See a video of them taking the pledge below.