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: