Brian Burke Interviewed Regarding Gay Athletes

Brain Burke, the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, gives a great interview about homophobia in sports.  His son, Brendan, who was gay, was killed in a car accident.  Burke’s other son, Patrick, has spearheaded the You Can Play campaign as part of Brendan’s legacy.   The video campaign features hockey players telling young gay players that if they can play, they can play – the goal is to keep gay players from dropping out of team sports.

One quote I like is “Much of what gay athletes experience is habitual, not hateful,” and that education and culture change can make a huge difference.

The interview is long, 25 minutes, but well worth it.

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