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sarahxhockey:

I’m Brian Burke, general manager of the TO Maple Leafs, and I’m Patrick Burke, scout for the Philadelphia Flyers. Before my brother Brendan passed away in 2010, he was the first person to fight for the rights of gay athletes in professional hockey. Since his accident, our family has fought hard to carry on his legacy and ensure that LGBT athletes around the world are afforded equal opportunity. Judged only by their talent, character, and work ethic in their sport. We are now joined by hockey players from around the world supporting through my son Brendan’s simple message: If you can skate, if you can shoot, if you can score, if you can play; you can play.