Amherst hockey player Avery Stone is a voice for gay rights Published: January 24, 2014

Avery Stone, 22, feels as though she’s always skating on thin ice.

Now a senior, the Amherst College hockey player hasn’t scored any goals in her college career. But she is making a difference in her goal to fight homophobia. Recently, she penned an opinion article in the Washington Post titled, “For gay athletes, the US isn’t much more tolerant than Russia.”

The Boston Globe reports the piece was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who in advance of the Winter Olympics signed into law last year a bill prohibiting “gay propaganda,” but it also condemned homophobia in the United States, including at her own school.

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