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Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke Says There's No Place for Homophobia Anywhere: VIDEO


I talked about this speech in the news round-up earlier this month but the clip is now available on YouTube. It's an interview with Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who as you may recall lost his gay son last year in a tragic car accident after a very public coming out in ESPN in 2009.

Since that time, Mr. Burke (above) has dedicated himself to LGBT advocacy.

This is a recent message of support and allegiance to the LGBT Communities, appearing with the Toronto Gay Hockey Association, and the Toronto Marlies. The Toronto Marlies played a game against the Albany Devils on December 10th, donating $4.00 for every ticket sale bought through the TGHA towards the Kids Help Phone, an anti-bullying organization.

Watch a hero, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. thank you, Andy!

    Brian Burke is a terrific ally, and it's so wonderful to see him continuing the work he son would have been doing.

    this is how we win the war against ignorance and bigotry.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 22, 2011 1:58:00 PM

  2. The most inspirational words I have heard in months.


    Posted by: Lance | Dec 22, 2011 2:16:50 PM

  3. Brain Burke is an amazing guy! It was so sad when his son Brendan died in a tragic car accident. I e-mailed his brother who made a beautiful eulogy at his funeral to commend him for his kind and loving words and he sent me a lovely reply. Mr. Burke is a great supporter of our community.

    Posted by: Gigi | Dec 22, 2011 3:26:24 PM

  4. The Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow could use a lesson in homophobia and sports.

    If they can read............

    Posted by: Louis | Dec 22, 2011 8:53:31 PM

  5. The irony is that we see (presumably str8) soldiers dancing with each other in musical videos they put online all the time.

    Posted by: Coach Outlet | Apr 23, 2012 5:01:14 PM

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