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:

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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.

  • 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.

  • Michael vdB

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

  • Mike in MO

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

  • james

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

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