Canucks forward Manny Malhotra to march in Vancouver's Pride Parade

Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malhotra will march in Sunday’s Vancouver Pride Parade as part of his support for You Can Play, an organization that is dedicated to eliminating homophobia in sports. Manny will march along side Canucks mascot Fin and with players from the Vancouver Cutting Edges, the only gay hockey club in Western Canada. 

Also joining Malholtra will be Philadelphia Flyers scout Patrick Burke (son of Brian Burke). The Canucks’ centre is the second NHL  player to participate in Pride events this year. Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks.

Malhotra joins Canucks teammates Ryan Kesler, and Daniel and Henrik Sedin in lending his name and efforts to You Can Play, an organization dedicated to eliminating homophobia in sports. This is a great step as athletes are usually lumped in with rappers as being homophobic. Equality is a beautiful thing and race, size, age or sexual orientation should ever eliminate someone from participating in sport or any other facet of life.

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