Tag Archives: Patrick Burke

High Heels In Sochi

If I’m going to make you understand, I guess I have to take you all the way back to the red high heeled shoe. It seems like a strange way to start this piece, but I think it’s the most appropriate. … Continue reading

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Hockey Proud

There always has to be a first. Today, with much pride, that honor goes to the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association. Today’s announcement that the National Hockey League and NHLPA will begin building inclusive policies and practices for LGBT … Continue reading

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Proud To Be a GayCanuck

When I was a kid, I wasn’t really interested in sports at all. I vividly remember one Christmas when Santa left me a football and helmet under the tree, and my baby sister got an Easy-Bake oven. I wore the … Continue reading

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Hockey Pride In Canada

Hi. It’s been quite some time, hasn’t it? I really haven’t forgotten about you. Just been busy, I swear. I’ve logged quite a few travel miles (stay tuned) and finally have some downtime where I can be reacquainted with my … Continue reading

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You Can Play

Thanks for Gloria Nieto for sharing her recent, in-depth conversation with Patrick Burke, scout for the Flyers and one of the co-founders of You Can Play. Burke speaks candidly about the project’s origins, the two months since launch and their plans going … Continue reading

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Ryan Kesler: You Can Play

Vancouver Canucks centre, Ryan Kesler, was plunged back into the hot pink spotlight on Monday when it was revealed by Patrick Burke (@BurkieYCP) that he would be the official Canucks representative for the You Can Play Project. I had already … Continue reading

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“Kick the F-ing Door Down”

Apologies to Gordie Howe, but we have our own Mr. Hockey, and his name is Patrick Burke.  Ahead of an event that Patrick was keynoting over the weekend, he sat with our Leafs correspondent Andrew, for a very candid interview. … Continue reading

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“Why We Do What We Do”

Patrick Burke: In His Own Words Patrick Burke has a job to do. Not his day job as scout for the Flyers.  But it does relate to hockey, and to his best friend and brother Brendan. It’s January, and Patrick … Continue reading

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The “F” Word

Lakers and Faggots and Bears, Oh My! When gay life collides with the mainstream sports world, it seems to happen in clusters. Two weeks ago we saw a peculiar convergence, and last week, yet another. We’re already bored with Kobe Bryant’s … Continue reading

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Jeepers Freepers

History Will Be Made.  Someday The prose here is occasionally tortured but we’re not nearly so lame as to lean on such shopworn clichés as “perfect storm” and “tipping point,” but the past week has seen a fair number of … Continue reading

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