Sep 17, 2018
Brock McGillis is the first professional hockey player to publicly reveal he is gay. He played professionally in both the United States and Europe. At age 19, McGillis was ranked on the NHL draft list, but his prospects were derailed by a series of injuries, from cuts and concussions to mono and knee surgeries. Brock has become an influential advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. His story has been highlighted in newspapers and blogs across North America, and was most recently featured on CBC The National. This year he will be featured in a novel about hockey heroes and is working on a TV show. He’s also starting a foundation and hoping to speak at every elementary and high school in Canada. In this episode we venture well outside the issue(s) around homosexuality and homophobia to social issues that everyone can relate to. The messages in this episode should be shared with many sports teams and organizations.
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