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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.
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.
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
The NHL has teamed up with an LGBT organization in order to fight homophobia in sports.
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 -- if it were true (which, apparently, it’s not).
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.
A hockey player for the New Jersey Devils apologized for using homophobic language in a radio interview on Tuesday.
The University of Connecticut has created an initiative to end homophobia in hockey.
A Houston Aeros’ hockey player was recently suspended for using a gay slur on Twitter during the 54th Grammy’s.
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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