I'm posting this here because of they great experience I had yesterday with the Blackhawks and our local politicians. I normally would not post this in a public area, but I feel it's necessary. These are the kinds of things that are at risk if Republicans get their way, and will NOT let that happen without a fight. I have worked too hard, and I will NOT let things like this be destroyed by religious fanatics. As some of you know, I'm a hockey player. I do double duty on a gay team and a straight team, because I feel it's important to lead by example, cross boundaries and bring people together. I am a member of the Chicago Gay Hockey Association as well as the Evanston Men's Hockey League. Both are equally important to me. They have all given me so much. Yesterday, we held this event with the Blackhawks at the Center on Halsted, which is our gay and lesbian community center. This what I posted in the private forums earlier: Here are some pics as well as Link to the Blackhawks site. Look at these kids. They deserve to feel safe in their own country. They do not deserve to feel afraid. They do not deserve to have to be subjected to the likes of Rick Perry, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. Somebody asked me earlier in another thread- "Why so angry at the Republicans?" This is why. We have worked too hard and too many people have suffered too much. Republican politicians would like nothing more than to see things like this destroyed. I'm sick of it. These are our children, for god's sake. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?&location=/photos/community Some of you have asked me before what I do to make things better. Well, here it is. I, as well as my team, work our asses off to help make things better for the kids. What really makes me sad is that this has to be in the political forum.