Gay Acceptance in the NHL?
When Brian Burke, General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, appeared as a guest on George Stromboloupous' show last week, he discussed the concept of an openly gay player in the NHL. Burke was confident that any player coming out would find a more tolerant, welcoming atmosphere than they might expect. A Canadian (and therefore, a hockey fan) posted her thoughts:
"What I liked is that Brian looked straight into the camera as he offered words of encouragement and support to any one watching who may be struggling with this decision. It’s obvious he recognizes that, as a leader in the NHL, he has influence in terms of disrupting systemic homophobia in the sport of hockey. And society in general."
Image credit: George Stromboloupous Show.