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The Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL are making special arrangements to accommodate a request by the Chicago Gay Hockey Association's request to have the Stanley Cup and one of the Champion players attend the Chicago Gay Pride Parade.

Brent Sopel, a defenseman for the Stanley Cup Winning Blackhawks, and his family will march in the parade, with the Stanley Cup.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Stanley-Cup-Blackhawks-will-march-in-Chicago-s-?urn=nhl,250390
http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2010/06/22/blackhawks-bringing-stanley-cup-to-chicago-gay-pride-parade/

It's also worth noting that the Chicago Cubs will also have a float in the parade.

Major League Sports are notoriously unfriendly for gay men. So it is good to see something like this happen. Hopefully, it will help break down a few barriers.

Date: 2010-06-24 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] creepingcrud.livejournal.com
Well... ex-Blackhawk Brent Sopel.

Still, definitely a nice thing both on the part of the Blackhawks organization and on NHL, which is bringing the cup back early in order to have it there in time.

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