Unwelcome spotlight falls on NHL team Pride night events
The Associated Press
The National Hockey League’s Pride nights are in the spotlight after some high-profile incidents.
The events have been held annually for several years by NHL teams to show support for the LGBTQ community.
A handful of players have objected to participating in recent months, most recently Florida’s Eric and Marc Staal on Thursday night.
That came on the heels of the Chicago Blackhawks deciding against having players wear Pride-themed warmup jerseys because the team thought an anti-gay law in Russia could endanger Russian players when they return home.
Russian goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and others in recent weeks have worn Pride-themed jerseys since Ivan Provorov refused.
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3/24/2023 8:39:57 AM (GMT -5:00)