Sasky Stewart is using her passion to battle bullying.
Stewart, 21, a bisexual living in Australia, is the founder and director for Hockey Against Hate, a web-based drive spawned from recent anti-gay marriage comments on Twitter, but also the support and anti-homophobic attitudes of the hockey fans around her.
"After seeing this outpouring, all I could think was that there had to be some way to use this moment, to use the attitudes we had and the support we were showing and harness it to collectively make some positive change in the hockey world," said Stewart, who lives in Melbourne. "That's what this is designed to be: a call to arms, a cause to get behind, to be used to change and make the hockey community on and off the ice not only less homophobic, but less racist and less sexist."
Stewart volunteers with the Australian Ice Hockey League and recently enrolled in a Master's degree program. The website was launched May 15.
She has plenty of American allies in her fight, including a key Chicagoan.
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