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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE – May 16, 2011“GForce Adds Lacrosse to Roster of Elite Gay Teams; Former NCAA Star McIntosh to Head up New team.” GForce Sports has announced the formation of an elite gay lacrosse team as part of the group’s effort to showcase quality gay athletes. Download a Word file of the release HERE.

PRESS RELEASE – April 20, 2011“Hockey Coaches to Discuss Acceptance of Gay Athletes: Patrick Burke, GForce Focusing on Ability, Equality.” A discussion of homophobia in sports, increasing team support and other issues facing gay athletes has been added to the agenda of next week’s American Hockey Coaches Association convention.
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PRESS RELEASEJanuary 26, 2011“Invisible Athlete Forum panelists agree that eliminating homophobic slurs would improve atmosphere in the locker room.” Panelists discussed a wide range of issues surrounding gay athletes at the Invisible Athlete Speaker Forum held on the University of Denver campus on January 20.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: January 18, 2011Groundbreaking Hockey Team Presents a Discussion of Diversity in Sports at the University of Denver GForce Hockey Club will present a panel discussion about the issues surrounding gays in athletics.
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NEWS RELEASE: January 11, 2011GForce Hockey and the Aspen All-Stars Renew Gay vs. Straight Rivalry at the Friendship Cup GForce Hockey Club and the Replay Sports Aspen All-Stars battle for bragging rights and an edge in the annual series when they take to the ice for the Friendship Cup.
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NEWS RELEASE: January 11, 2011Patrick Burke to Moderate Forum on ‘Invisible Athletes’ and Diversity in Sports at the University of Denver Athletes from across North America will participate in a discussion of the issues surrounding gays in athletics on Thursday, January 20, 2011, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Denver.
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News Articles



“Andrew McIntosh making rounds as public speaker.”
Outsports.com, October 20, 2011. Click HERE to read the story.

“Best of Cybulski & Company: Patrick Burke. The son of Leafs GM Brian Burke talks about the recent comments regarding same sex marriage.” TSN.com, May 9, 2011. Listen to the podcast HERE.

Gay-positive environment pervades top NCAA hockey program; Miami coaches and players put out welcome mat for gay athletes. Outsports.com, March 31, 2011. Click HERE to read the story.

“Gay athletes panel: Patrick Burke shares his late brother Brendan’s positive coming out story.”
News article by Michael Roberts, Westword, January 20, 2011.

As Melanie Asmar’s post about gay jokes at the Stock Show rodeo demonstrates, homophobia isn’t exactly a thing of the past. >>> To read more, click HERE to download a PDF.

“Athletic Trainers: A group of gay hockey players works to make life easier for the future John Amaechis and Dave Kopays of the world.”
News article by Neal Broverman, The Advocate.com, December 21, 2010.
Thanks to a mix of raging hormones and peer pressure, locker rooms are often terrifying places for young gay athletes. >>> To read more, click HERE to download a PDF.

“The OutField: the athletic buddy system”

News article by Dan Woog, syndicated to PrideSource.com, October 12, 2010.
>>> To read more, click HERE to download a PDF.

“Gay athletes share innermost stories.”
News article by Nick Lypaczewski, Ryersonian.ca, October 12, 2010.
Among the messages members of G-Force, an all-gay hockey team, wanted to deliver at U of T’s Hart House last weekend . . . >>> To read more, click HERE to download a PDF.