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There is no hidden agenda in the shade thrown at Tony Dungy & Ivan Provorov

Despite the claims from opportunists, we’re not out to destroy religion or biblical culture. We just want to enjoy sports without feeling hated for who we are.

Hockey is not for everyone. Not yet. And we’re getting there.

Ivan Provorov’s rejection of the LGBT community, with the blessing of the NHL and Flyers, shows we’re not there yet.

Ivan Provorov refuses to wear Flyers Pride jersey, NHL & coach stand by player

Ivan Provorov played in a game despite refusing to wear a Pride rainbow jersey, in a show of defiance against LGBT fans.

Ivan Provorov shows why Pride Nights aren’t enough

Pride Nights are hollow if there isn’t larger buy-in from the teams hosting them.

NHL player Andrew Shaw details his evolution on LGBTQ issues since gay slur incident

The longtime Blackhawks forward says the experience opened up his eyes about the LGBTQ community.

Montreal Canadiens auction signed Pride jerseys of 32 players for charity

The Canadiens celebrated their Pride Night with an auction of 32 rainbow jerseys worn by players during warmups.

Edmonton Oilers celebrate Pride Night by honoring openly gay player Luke Prokop

Luke Prokop, who plays for the Oilers’ junior team, is the guest of honor on Pride Night.

Vancouver Canucks created the best Pride jerseys we’ve ever seen

They offer way more than rainbows.

Flyers’ Van Riemsdyk, Laughton stress need for LGBTQ inclusion in hockey

The two Philadelphia Flyers are taking the concept of Pride Night beyond one game.

This gay NHL fan was attacked and is coming forward to stop homophobia

Cadien Shaw hopes that sharing his experience can spark change.

Outsports Male Hero of the Year: Luke Prokop

The first active player under NHL contract to publicly come out shows that being LGBTQ is nothing to run away from.

Opponents on the ice, Penguins and Sabres unite for NHL’s second joint Pride Game

After successfully co-hosting a Pride promotion in Buffalo last season, the two teams cooperate to bring a Pride Game to Pittsburgh.

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In the NHL, 'gay' is a four-letter word

So what is it about the NHL that keeps current and former gay players closeted?

Chicago Blackhawks said ‘Chris Pronger is gay’ during Stanley Cup final

As Kyle Beach was being harassed with anti-gay slurs for reporting sexual assault to the Blackhawks, players got caught on camera doing this.

The bravery of Kyle Beach and the truth about sexual assault in men’s sports

The former Blackhawks player’s revelations show how anti-gay slurs can be weaponized against male survivors of sexual assault.

Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott vows to put Pride tape on his stick more often this season

The veteran says he has family members in the LGBTQ community, and wants to support them more vigorously.

Gay NHL prospect Luke Prokop gets traded to his hometown

Prokop is returning home to Edmonton.

Each of America’s big 5 sports currently has an out gay man in the pros. That’s never happened

For the first time, pro baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer has an out gay male player under contract.

Gay NHL prospect Luke Prokop has not heard any slurs since coming out

Luke Prokop has had quite a month since coming out, including a call from Sir Elton John.

Luke Prokop seeing widespread support as a gay athlete, and no one should be surprised by that

Yes, the NHL, hockey and America are "ready" for gay professional athletes like Luke Prokop.

Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop comes out as gay

Luke Prokop is the first active player under NHL contract to publicly come out.

Why Meghan Duggan’s new job with the New Jersey Devils is so important for all of us

In her new role, Meghan Duggan will do what she does well: develop players. She’ll do it as an out gay woman.

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Meghan Duggan is the NHL's latest ray of sunlight

She's gay, married and with a child. And still an inspiration for so many in sports.

This is what it’s really like when a gay athlete hears gay slurs uttered by teammates

Brock McGillis suffered for years hearing the very things Kevin Durant and Sebastian Lletget were allowed to say.

Sabres and Penguins meet in first-ever NHL joint Pride matchup

Pride was on ice in a nationally-televised hockey clash for a cause.

New Jersey Devils host team’s first Pride Night since pandemic

The NHL team hosted its 5th annual N.J. Devils Pride Night, featuring special jerseys which will be auctioned-off to benefit LGBTQ groups.

Kurtis Gabriel challenges NHL to improve inclusion efforts

The longtime ally says the league needs to reach out to LGBTQ people and "get uncomfortable."

Some retired gay male athletes continue to be frustrated more haven’t come out after them

Dave Kopay is the latest retired gay male athlete to ask why there aren’t more openly gay players in elite team sports.

NHL forward Kurtis Gabriel and his Pride Tape head to San Jose

Longtime ally Kurtis Gabriel has played for the Devils, the Wild and most recently the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Now he has a 1-year contract with the Sharks.

When this NHL player agent came out, the game’s biggest stars congratulated him

Bayne Pettinger fielded congratulatory texts from Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid when he told them he was gay.

The Huddle is on strike

Today is Friday, August 28, 2020. This Huddle is published in support of all the athletes who decided not to play pro sports to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and racial injustice.

This week’s LGBT Sports winners and losers capital of the world

It was a lousy week for 2 guys who talk for a living and other big stories of the past 7 days.