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NHL Takes Stance in Support of Transgender Athletes


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       NHL Takes Stance in Support of Transgender Athletes

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Ryan Adamczeski
November 23 2022

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The NHL tweeted: "Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real."

The National Hockey League has officially voiced their support for transgender athletes.

Over the weekend, the Team Trans Draft Tournament took place in Middleton, Wisconsin. The event hosted six teams comprised of exclusively transgender and nonbinary athletes as a chance to showcase their skills.

The tournament was hosted by Team Trans Ice Hockey, a team formed in 2019 hailed as the first-ever ice hockey team made up entirely of transgender athletes. Team Trans features players from the United States, Canada, and Japan, hoping to "show transgender athletes of all ages—especially younger generations—that their dreams are not only valid but possible."

To mark the event, the official NHL account Tweeted: "The NHL is proud to support this past weekend's Team Trans Draft Tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin. This was the first tournament comprised entirely of transgender and nonbinary players, with around 80 folks participating! #HockeyIsForEveryone #NHLPride"


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