Chicago Gay Pride Parade

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  1. arkfarmbear

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    I just learned that Brent Sopel of the Chicago Blackhawks participated in the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday.
    The Stanley Cup was flown from LA to Chicago especially for the occasion.
    I was not familiar with the story behind the event. It is pretty amazing!
    I wonder if we will soon see similar leadership from the rest of the sports world.
    I'm not optimistic, but, hopeful!
     
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    Stupid question -- So is he gay? Or just being supportive because of a family member etc? Would like to hear more background on this.
     
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    Brent Sopel takes Stanley Cup to Chicago's Pride Parade - ProHockeyTalk - Hockey - NBC Sports

     
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    The gay hockey team requested that the Blackhawks send the Stanley Cup and a representative. It was classy of the team, and classy of Brent Sopel, who had already been traded to Atlanta.
     
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    Not to mention brave. I just can't imagine seeing any other sports team doing the same.
    I did read that The Cubs participate in the parade, too.
    I guess I've been exhausted by the mean spirited attitudes toward gays here in the South.
    I wrote to the Dallas Stars management and asked them to participate in the Gay Rights Parade in Dallas.
    No one has responded, therefore, I'm assuming they won't.
    Since hockey is a small world I feel almost certain that some of the players have probably been on Brian Burke's teams. Many likely attended the memorial services and sent their condolences to the family.
    When I first heard about the event I spent several hours googling and reading all of the many pieces of information about Brendan Burke, Brian Burke, etc.
    I was stunned! Again, it was astonishing to read that most of it covered people, places and events in the US.
     
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    I wonder with today's technology advance, how do the powers that be ensure that someone does not sneek cams or vid cams in major league locker rooms to zoom in on their junk ? Must have some type of security tech at the doorways?
     
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    It's probably the high pay some of them get. Why throw that away for a peek at somebodys pecker.

    What would they do with it?
    What on earth would they gain?

    And, you realize that not all Gay Men STARE at other mens junk, correct?
    Many could care less due to other tasks at hand.
     
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