Heartwarming Hockey News: Transgender Teen Shares the Ice with Canucks Goalie, Whom He Named Himself After

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Vancouver Canucks ftw!
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It's really great to see the NHL taking the lead on this. As a former hockey player myself, I think it reflects wonderfully on the sport and those who play it.

For so long, prejudice in the sports community against LGBT individuals was just taken as a given. Even when I was playing, homophobia was pretty prevalent and f****t was a common insult. I'm so happy to see that changing. Homophobia and related bigotry does not have to be a part of sports.
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That's a great story, beautifully told without a hint of mawkishness.
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Awesome.
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Ha. If you think the story is something, and the Canucks are something, you should read the comments on that site! Canucks fans are awesome. I've never seen so many positive and supportive comments on a story like this.
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Well, we're coming up on the 10th anniversary of gay marriage in BC this summer, and everybody there can relate to having a hockey idol, or having a son or daughter who has a hockey idol.

I'm just amused by the appearance of "gitch" at The Stranger (though when I was a kid we used "ginch").
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@1, Canucks could use a win after blowing that lead against the Kings on Monday night.
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Apparently hockey players have more class than football (the US kind) players.

San Francisco Forty Niner cornerback Chris Culliver: "I don't do the gay guys man. I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff. Nah...can't be...in the locker room man. Nah."


http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2013…
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@ 8, familiarize yourself with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Or, just to give the Super Bowl a good vs evil spin (because the guy you quoted is playing for SF), Baltimore's Brendon Ayanbadejo.