Coming out is a difficult process for many of us. I know much of this blog has been dedicated to my own personal journey of self acceptance. It blows my mind to think how hard it would be for someone born into the homophobic world of professional hockey to come out and be proud. Brendan Burke was a brave man, a trailblazer and positive example for all of us who fear what others may think.
He was killed last Friday in a car accident. Far too young and noble to be gone from this world already. My heart goes out to his family and and that of his companion Mark Reedy who also passed away in the accident.
Be good to each other.