Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stanley Cup, Blackhawks Will March In Chicago's Gay Pride Parade

"The Chicago Blackhawks are bringing the Stanley Cup to Chicago's gay Pride Parade this Sunday. Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough made a special arrangement for the Cup to be flown back from Los Angeles, site of the NHL draft, 15 hours earlier than anticipated so it can appear in the Pride Parade," reports Greg Wyshynski. "It's been a progressive year for hockey and tolerance. The late Brendan Burke, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke who died tragically in an auto accident earlier this year, shared his story of coming out in the hockey world and received an outpouring of support. Burke's legacy is one of the reasons why Chicago defenseman Brent Sopel and his wife and four children will appear with the Cup at the Pride Parade." READ MORE

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