"During the season 2014/2015, Kiruna IF will change their uniforms and make a stand by wearing rainbow-colored jerseys," the club announced in a press release. "In addition to this gesture, the players will give talks in schools, as part of a collaboration with Kiruna Municipality, and participate in events which aim to increase the understanding and acceptance of people's differences and similarities. By setting a good example, Kiruna IF want to prevent bullying and exclusion and create the best opportunities for all young people to play and love hockey."
LGBT-certified does not mean that players are wholes of LGBT people, but it means, as Outsports explains, that the organization is "committed to providing a good working environment and respectful treatment from an LGBT perspective."
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