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LGBTQ Group & Sound Tigers Team-up to Fight Homophobia in Sports

Located in Norwalk, Triangle Community Center (TCC) is an LGBTQ Community Center serving all of Fairfield County. The "You Can Play Day" event has an expected attendance of over 6,000 people.

By Leslie Yager

Triangle Community Center (TCC) will team up with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the "You Can Play Project" and others to fight homophobia in sports this March.

The purpose of the You Can Play Day event is to promote equality, respect and safety for all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation.

You Can Play Day will take place on March 2, 2014 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, home of the Sound Tigers, and will include a panel discussion with LGBT athletes, a special You Can Play Bridgeport Sound Tigers game against the Utica Comets, and post-game play by the NYC Gay Men’s Hockey League. 

All proceeds from the event benefit the ongoing missions of the You Can Play Project and the Triangle Community Center, an LGBTQ Community Center serving all of Fairfield County.  

The event has an expected attendance of over 6,000 people. Tickets can be purchased online on TCC’s website, www.ctgay.org. The $20 ticket price includes entry into all You Can Play Day activities at the Webster Bank Arena on March 2, 2014 including the Sound Tigers game. 

TCC and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers are also seeking local companies and organizations interested in partnering as a sponsor of the event. For more information on sponsorship please contact Anthony Crisci, Anthony@ctgay.org. For more information about the program please contact Dan Tamburro, dan.tamburro@harboryardse.com

The mission of Triangle Community Center (TCC), based in Norwalk, is to help strengthen the health, culture, and visibility of the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County, as well as to work with the greater community to foster and promote a more welcoming place for all. 

TCC achieves its mission by offering a diverse set of programs and services for LGBTQ people of all ages and their allies. For more information visit www.ctgay.org.

The You Can Play Project is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation. You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success. You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit. For more information visit www.youcanplayproject.org.

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