Brian Burke’s son admits he’s gay.

This piece on ESPN.com about Brendan Burke, the son of former Ducks general manager Brian Burke, could be an important one for anyone with a passing interest in sports.


It’s the first public admission by 21-year-old Brendan Burke, a former high school goalie and currently a team manager at Miami (Ohio) University, that he is gay. The vehement support shown by Brian Burke and the Miami players has potential to break the code of silence toward gay athletes in hockey locker rooms across North America.

Of course, it might not. As Brian Burke tells author John Buccigross: “There are gay men in professional hockey. We would be fools to think otherwise. And it’s sad that they feel the need to conceal this. I understand why they do so, however.”

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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