During the last decade, the NHL has been at the forefront of professional sports in terms of building relationships with the LGBT community. The NHL was also the first pro sports league to have all of its teams film public service announcements for the organization in support of LGBT athletes. But despite the league's best efforts, the NHL remains the only league without an openly gay player — past or present — among the many who have donned NHL uniforms.
I told friends and family that I played hockey with the Madison Gay Hockey Association, and it became a way for me to share information about myself and identity at the time when I was actually coming out. With players among 10 teams, it's the largest gay hockey league in America. Preseason begins in September, with the season wrapping up in late March or early April.
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Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand said he is confident a gay player would be accepted in the NHL if one decided to come out. It doesn't matter what different beliefs guys have, or where they come from, or whatever the case may be. Guys would accept it.
After career games, fans and opponents around the league know exactly the type of player Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand is on the ice. He's a competitor. He's a pest.
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February 15, The overriding threat of becoming a distraction is the main barrier keeping professional hockey players from identifying publicly as gay, even though such an admission would likely accelerate a more tolerant hockey culture, according to new research out of the University of Alberta. Cheryl MacDonald, a sport sociologist who just completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the U of A, interviewed six straight former National Hockey League players and six openly gay hockey players who played at an elite level, but not the NHL. They included Brock McGillis of the United Hockey League—the only openly gay former professional hockey player in the world—to find out their attitudes about whether the NHL is ready to have one of its players come out as gay.