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NHL Player Proudly Displays Pride Flag On Helmet

Anders Nilsson has seen his gay friends struggle to find acceptance. He’s waving the flag to help them and others.

The Sabres goaltender has a rainbow pride flag painted on the back of his mask. He’s displaying it on the ice to raise awareness of the LGBT community and be a symbol that hockey welcomes diversity.

“I have a couple friends who are gay, and life hasn’t been easy for them growing up,” Nilsson said. “It’s time that hockey starts to pay some attention to that.”

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