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Pro-Hockey Player Arrested for Groping Male Cop’s Behind

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 7, 2014
Canadian professional hockey player Claude Giroux, who is the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, was arrested last Tuesday night for repeatedly grabbing a male cop’s buttocks while at a bar in Ottawa, Canada.

NHL 1st US Pro-League to Support LGBT Rights

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
How does a hyper-masculine sport historically dominated by white players put itself in the forefront of LGBT equality among North American professional sports leagues? In the case of the National Hockey League (NHL), it was as simple making a video.

What the Puck? Gay Hockey Draws Mixed Membership

Sunday Jan 5, 2014
For a moment, the gay slur muttered by a hockey opponent during a game last year stung like an exposed limb against ice."It was directed at one of our straight players," recalled Lloyd Newman, president of the Ohio Mayhem

NHL Teams Up With Gay Rights Group to Fight Homophobia

By Robert Nesti | Saturday Apr 13, 2013
The NHL has teamed up with an LGBT organization in order to fight homophobia in sports.

Pro Hockey Player’s Coming Out Apparently Rumors

By Robert Nesti | Thursday Mar 7, 2013
Rumors circulating on the Web claim Josh Gorges, a pro for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, will come out. It would make him the first out professional hockey player --┬áif it were true (which, apparently, it’s not).

Former NHL Player Advocates for the LGBT Community

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
New York Ranger hockey player continues his support for marriage equality and says that the NHL’s recently labor negations did not address how to handle athletes who use anti-gay slurs.

N.J. Hockey Player Apologizes for Anti-Gay Slur

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 16, 2012
A hockey player for the New Jersey Devils apologized for using homophobic language in a radio interview on Tuesday.

UConn Welcomes Gay Hockey Players

Friday May 25, 2012
The University of Connecticut has created an initiative to end homophobia in hockey.

Hockey Player Suspended For Anti-Gay Tweet

By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Feb 15, 2012
A Houston Aeros’ hockey player was recently suspended for using a gay slur on Twitter during the 54th Grammy’s.

Homophobia & High School Sports: Institutionalized Bullying

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Monday Jun 13, 2011
High school sports teams have been in the news lately not for winning games but for instances of bullying, hazing, especially homophobic in nature. Close contact sports like hockey, football & wrestling are especially prone. But why?

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