NEW! YouTube Honors LGBT Athletes With #ProudToPlay

To coincide with the World Cup and LGBT Pride month, YouTube has created a two-minute video that pays tribute to LGBT athletes and their supporters who stand up for diversity in sports and elsewhere. 72andSunny wove together a series of clips from athletes, celebrities, the president and news anchors to create "#ProudtoPlay: Celebrating Equality for All Athletes." The video begins with scenery of Brazil, host of this year's World Cup, coupled with a speech from Nelson Mandela, describing how sports can unite people in a way that few things can. What follows are news reports announcing Jason Collins as the first openly gay man playing in a major team sport and a YouTube video by diver Tom Daley telling the world that he's dating a guy and couldn't be happier. Football player Michael Sam and soccer player Robbie Rogers are featured next, along with words of encouragement from Ellen Degeneres, President Obama and Kobe Bryant. One soccer player expresses that it doesn't matter who you love, it's scoring goals that matters. The video closes with athletes uniting, being "proud to play." Watch it here.

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