In a continuing effort to promote inclusivity, the National Hockey League is bringing pride to the forefront.
As a continuation of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone month, the league is selling pride shirts for all 30 teams. The gray men’s T-shirts feature the logo of each team in rainbow colors.
“Hockey is for Everyone uses the game of hockey — and the League's global influence — to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities,” the NHL writes on the store page. “We support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink.”
For some teams, the LGBT pride shirts are top sellers. Each T-shirt is $23.99 and available on the NHL website.
The Hockey is for Everyone month was created as a part of a “longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in hockey” and began with the NHL appointing one member of each team as a You Can Play ambassador. These ambassadors serve as support and are meant to promote inclusion of diversity in the community and among their teams.
Alongside LGBT inclusion, the month promotes inclusion regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status and more.