NFL execs connect with LGBTQ youth

Updated: December 5, 2013, 2:36 PM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW.com

NEW YORK -- Troy Vincent is being asked to share his name, his favorite childhood toy and his PGP -- preferred gender pronoun.

The introductions are an icebreaker. More than a dozen people are gathered in a conference room at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which works to empower, educate and advocate for LGBTQ youth. A teenage girl speaks first. She says her name, that she prefers "she" and "her" as pronouns, then mentions an obscure toy.

Vincent goes third.

"My ...

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