Rangers' left wing Sean Avery has drawn ire from the starlets he's insulted, the players he's assaulted, and just about everyone else. But with the release of a PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in support of gay marriage in New York, the former Vogue intern is seeking to unite voters in the issue, telling the Times "I certainly have been surrounded by the gay community. And living in New York and when you live in LA, you certainly have a lot of gay friends."


The former Vogue intern joins a very short list of professional athletes who have gone on record to endorse gay rights, and is the first in New York to do so. Avery, who's been teased for his fashion sense in the past, says any ribbing by his opponents for his support of full marriage equality is no big deal: "People have been calling me names for 10 years just because I like to wear nice suits. It's going to take a lot to get me upset or get under my skin." It didn't take too long for him to get under Devil's goalie Martin Brodeur's skin: