Monday's intriguing people
Sean Avery, right, with Josh Gorges, is known as an intimidating force in the NHL. He's tapping that reputation in a gay rights ad.
May 9th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Sean Avery

The Human Rights Campaign issued a video ad featuring the hockey player supporting same-sex marriage for New Yorkers. In the spot, the New York Rangers winger says that committed adults should have a right to marry the one they love.

Though he isn't gay, he lived in West Hollywood in California and Chelsea in New York, respectively, while playing for the Los Angeles Kings and Rangers. Many of his friends are gay, he said in an interview.

Few are surprised Avery, one of the most intimidating players in the NHL, would lend his voice. When asked about gay players in the NHL in February, Avery told the Toronto Sun, “I'll stand beside him in the dressing room while he tells his teammates he is gay. Maybe if Sean Avery is there, they would have less of a problem with it."

Vernie Reichling Jr.

The colonel commands the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis, Tennessee, overseeing official response to the flooding there. The flooding is expected to crest Tuesday at 48 feet above its normal level.

An Iraq war veteran, Reichling authorized destruction of levees upriver to save Cairo, Illinois, according to The Commercial Appeal newspaper. Reichling oversees flooding control in an area spanning about 25,000 square miles and six states.

Phil Zuckerman

He is a professor at the first university to offer a bachelor’s degree in secularism. According to a report in The New York Times, Pitzer College in Southern California will become the first to offer the subject after Zuckerman proposed the department. Among the courses is "God, Darwin and the Age of Design in America."

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