I am Patrick Burke, NHL Scout, Redditor, and Founder of the "You Can Play Project" to end homophobia in sports. AmAA.
As the title says, I am Patrick Burke. I am a scout for the Flyers, one of the founders of the You Can Play Project, and a longtime Redditor. Proof
Quick Edit: Media types, please do not quote me from here. Interviews can be arranged through our website. This AmAA will be done in a tone appropriate for Reddit, not in a tone I'd like to see published.
I founded You Can Play in honor of my late brother, Brendan, who came out publicly in 2009 in an ESPN.com article. 38 NHL players have committed to appearing in our PSA campaign to make locker rooms safe for LGBT athletes around the world.
I've got a few hours to kill while writing scripts for the next rounds of PSAs. Please, AmAA. There may be questions regarding the NHL I can't answer for tampering reasons, and I can't reveal the names of other players who are participating. Otherwise I will do my best to answer anything.
Edit: Going to shut down around 1:30 or so. Thank you all for all the great questions. I got to as many as I could. If you have more questions, please check out the website. Our team can also be followed @YouCanPlayTeam. We would love to have everyone check out the released PSAs, and to keep watching as we release more. In addition, our site is equipped to upload submitted videos from fans, athletes, coaches, and teams who want to show their support for LGBT athletes. Thank you for all the support, Reddit!