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This former pro hockey player is fighting homophobia in professional sports

April 11th marks the International Day of Pink. It’s a day where people are encouraged to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about homophobia and bullying.

Brock McGillis, a retired professional hockey player, struggled with his sexuality for years. He made headlines around the world in 2016 when he publically came out as gay. Now he’s on a mission to change attitudes around LGBTQ issues in the world of professional sports.

The theme of Brock’s advice is “there is no normal” and he wants to normalize the discussion around sexuality, especially in hyper-macho situations (which exist in hockey leagues across Canada).

Anne-Marie sat down with Brock to learn more about his story, how people responded, and how we can make a difference. Watch their conversation in the video clip above.