Tommy is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. He has also appeared in a video supporting the campaign. He was a close friend of
[[Brendan Burke ]] whose death was the catalyst for the formation of the organization.
Tommy was the Sharks' nominee for the [[Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy]] in 2012, primarily for his work with You Can Play. He intends to march in the Chicago Pride Parade on June 24th, 2012.