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It’s Perfectly Okay to Tear Up While Reading NHL Son Brendan Burke’s Coming Out Story


It’s a touching read to hear about how Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs president Brian Burke, came out to his father and hockey colleagues, and how it was no big deal. Which, frankly, we’re a little bit skeptical of — because after a reporter’s mic turns off, and the locker room doors close, homophobia in sports remains alive and well.

Following the article, he sat down with Canadian sportscaster TSN:

On:           Nov 30, 2009
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    • Peter

      Thanks Queerty for taking a nice moment and the time to compliment someone and then shitting all over them. So glad to know you don’t disappoint.

      Nov 30, 2009 at 10:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey

      Yeah Peter, you’re totally right. Homophobia in sports is a total myth. The whole Larry Johnson Twitter incident was just an invention of the Left-Wing Media Empire, right? Of course it was.

      Nov 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael vdB

      I support the fact they talked about this on TSN because it helps to break down barriers. Awareness is key.

      Nov 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in MO

      wow I am now a Brian Burke fan. I’ll forgive the use of “lifestyle” & “choices”; he’s still learnin.

      Nov 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james

      Peter, i’m with you — dearest queerty seems to have a permanent bug up its butt.

      Dec 1, 2009 at 1:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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