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Swedish ice hockey team to wear rainbow uniform to promote LGBTI rights

Swedish ice hockey team to wear rainbow uniform to promote LGBTI rights

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 01 July 2014 14:07 Written by // Sabine Brix

As part of a push to become the nation's first LGBTI-certified sports team, and to promote gay rights, a Swedish ice-hockey team will wear rainbow coloured uniforms next season.

The players at Kiruna IF, a professional Swedish ice-hockey team based in the city of the same name, are championing for gay rights - the passionate players making a statement by donning brand new sports wear.

"During the season 2014/2015, Kiruna IF will change their uniforms and make a stand by wearing rainbow-colored jerseys," their press release stated.

The team, who describe themsevles as " the most laddish sport in the most laddish city," are hopeful their positive attitude will set a precedent for others to help stamp out discrimination and promote inclusiveness.

"The players will give talks in schools, as part of a collaboration with Kiruna Municipality, and participate in events which aim to increase the understanding and acceptance of people's differences and similarities," the club stated. 

"By setting a good example, Kiruna IF want to prevent bullying and exclusion and create the best opportunities for all young people to play and love hockey."


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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