GForce Sports and its advocacy programs have important information to disseminate about our gay athlete resources and resources for LGBT allies. It's equally important that reporters, bloggers and media outlets have accurate contact information so that they get the answers that they need in a timely manner. Below are the press relations contacts for GForce Sports:
Primary press contact:
Director, Marketing and Public Relations
Secondary press contact:
President and Founder, GForce Sports
Below is a list of the current GForce press releases. Accompanying PDFs are available for downloads. Click HERE to access an archive of past event and personnel press releases, listed chronologically with the most recent activity on the top.
PRESS RELEASE - October 20, 2011 - "GForce, Patrick Burke Talk Showers, Honesty in Boston Forum." The questions about gay athletes were tougher, the laughs louder and the crowd the biggest yet for a GForce Sports Invisible Athlete forum. Download a Word file of the release HERE.
PRESS RELEASE - October 3, 2011 - "GForce, Patrick Burke Bring Invisible Athlete Forum to Boston; Casual Homophobia, Acceptance of Gay Teammates in Spotlight." Gay athletes, straight allies and the visibility of out athletes will be the focus of an upcoming Boston edition of GForce Sports’ Invisible Athlete forums. Download a Word file of the release HERE.
"Will We See An Openly Gay Player In The NHL Soon?'" News article by Brooks Bratten, TheHockeyWriters.com, May 14, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"The necessary next step for You Can Play: A gay NHL player in 'about two years'" News article by Jesse Spector, Sporting News, March 7, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"Kennedy: Hockey community quickly accepting gay rights" News article by Ryan Kennedy, The Hockey News, March 7, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"NHL Stars Support LGBT Athletes, Combat Homophobia With 'You Can Play' Project" News article in The Huffington Post, March 5, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"Patrick Burke gets support for "You Can Play" project" News article by Adam Kimelman, NHL.com, March 5, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"Anti-homophobia ad carries on Burke's legacy" News article by Kevin Allen, USAToday.com, March 4, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"NHL stars will promote ‘You Can Play’ movement" News article by Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post, March 4, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"Patrick Burke speaks about players lending support to You Can Play Project for gay athletes" News article by Joe Yerdon, NBC Sports, March 4, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"You Can Play: Behind Patrick Burke’s bold effort using NHL players to fight homophobia in hockey" News article by Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo Sports, March 4, 2012. Click HERE to read the story.
"Burke fighting for more out of sports" News article by Bruce Arthur, National Post, November 6, 2011. Click HERE to read the story.
"Changing the homophobic culture of hockey, starting in the locker room" News article by Liam Casey, TheStar.com, November 4, 2011. Click HERE to read the story.
"Extending Acceptance to the Locker Room." Northfield Mount Hermon student newspaper, October 25, 2011. Click HERE to read the story.
"Coming Out In Sport" CBC.ca Metro Morning, November 3, 2011. Click HERE to hear the radio interview.
"More needed so gay athletes feel safe" CBC News, November 5, 2011. Click HERE to see their interview with Patrick Burke.