Girls' Hockey Team Wins Award Over Equality Button
The world of sports is notoriously homophobic, but one girls’ high school hockey team in New Brunswick has come up with a novel way to counter it. After experiencing negativity and discrimination first-hand over having two lesbian teammates, the Woodstock High School Lady Thunder hockey team distributed tons of rainbow buttons for supporters to wear at their games. Eventually, teammates, coaches, parents—and even rival teams—began wearing the buttons.
S_porting_ the unique buttons has now netted the team a human rights award from the provincial commission. Score!