Over at On the Forecheck, managing editor Dirk Hoag and I are big fans of the gays, and proud of Nashville Predators captain and franchise defenseman Shea Weber for his video contribution the You Can Play Project. YCP is an outfit that campaigns for broader acceptance of gay athletes in sports.
On the political side, I was very honored in 2013 to be asked to join the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry coalition.
In a humorous bid to become featured guests on Ellen Degeneres’s daytime talk show, the Chicago Gay Hockey Association, founded in 2002 and currently comprised of 56 players across 8 intramural league teams, put together the following cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” hoping it will become a viral sensation.
“We’re dying to get on Ellen,” said the group’s president Andrew Sobotka to DNAinfo Chicago’s Chloe Riley in a story earlier today. “Whitney and Mariah and all the other divas are our locker-room pump-up music so it’s sort of a tribute,” Sobotka also told Riley.
It’s great to see so many gay hockey players having a little holiday fun. I hope they make it on Ellen, for sure, but being in Chicago, I hope they get on Oprah, too.
(Via the Chicago Gay Hockey Association)