“From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player, and I believe that living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink improve my chances for filling my dreams.” Nashville Predators prospect comes out as gay, making NHL history.

+ One of my favorite articles of all time covered this topic. And it’s been eleven years between its publication and this breakthrough. Mary Rogan in GQ: Out on the Ice. “Brian Burke isn’t just a legend of the NHL. He’s a fists-up, knock-your-teeth-out gladiator. But when his hockey-loving son came out of the closet and died soon after, he was thrust into a strange new role: advocate for gays in a macho sports culture.”