'You Can Play' Working With NFL On LGBT Youth Initiative

The You Can Play project today announced the "High Five Initiative," which will bring professional athletes to LGBT youth organizations. It starts today with former NFL players and NFL player-engagement execs Troy Vincent and Dwight Hollier visiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which cares for and educates LGBT youth, many of whom are homeless.

Next year the project will be expanded to LGBT youth groups in other cities with many NFL players and possibly athletes and staff from other pro-sports leagues.

The initiative is brilliant on a few levels.

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