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Friday, March 21, 2008

Gay Hockey Fans Angry About Homophobic Slurs

posted by on March 21 at 10:27 AM

Gay fans of the Rangers are upset aboutówait a minute. There are gay hockey fans? Apparently there are. And they’re upset. More here.

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And I know for a fact you know some of them, Dan. Queer as a three dollar bill, right there in Key Arena rootin' for the T-Birds. I didn't hear any homophobic slurs, though. In New York, homophobic slurs are as much a part of the daily conversation as "fuggeddaboudit" is.

Posted by Fnarf | March 21, 2008 10:36 AM

I am a gay hockey fan.

Posted by Mike | March 21, 2008 10:37 AM

Um, check out the comments. Pretty fucking atrocious.

Posted by DeanP | March 21, 2008 10:38 AM

Fucking faggots.

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 21, 2008 10:40 AM

I'm curious to know what else goes on that people are complaining about. I mean, if you cancel your season tickets because of 30 seconds of a portion of the crowd chanting "Ho-mo Lar-ry!" that's perhaps a little severe.

And the larger point, I think, is that lots of traditions at these types of events are idiotic and borderline offensive (i.e. the tomahawk chop at Atlanta Braves games), but I doubt the chanting fans are participating *just because* they hate gay people.

Posted by Hernandez (is a hockey fan for sure) | March 21, 2008 10:41 AM

I'm going to see the Thunderbirds tonight. That has nothing to do with this thread, I just thought I'd share.

Posted by Aislinn | March 21, 2008 11:05 AM

Thunderbirds are go.

Posted by Fnarf | March 21, 2008 11:21 AM

uh, DUH!

Beefy athletes with funny accents, few teeth, issues with alcoholism and a tendency to having a difficult time getting back to their motel room after a game, make for a fun and easy "date"....

also, see "Slapshot"

Posted by michael strangeways | March 21, 2008 11:26 AM

Seriously, Dan? You're going with the whole astonished-that-gay-people-actually-might-enjoy-sports joke? I honestly expected a little better from you.

Posted by Matty Worth | March 21, 2008 11:42 AM

Of course there are gay hockey fans - my brother's one of them, and he's in NYC.

And in Canada they can (and do) get married ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 21, 2008 12:16 PM

everyone knows avs fans are gay.

go wings!

Posted by some dude | March 21, 2008 12:17 PM

That is a lame joke Savage. That said, it is surprising that gay men are willing to go anywhere near something that has periods.

Posted by left coast | March 21, 2008 12:52 PM

@12: See? Now that's funny. Or, at the very least, somewhat clever.

Dan must be taking humor notes from Jay Leno.

Posted by Matty Worth | March 21, 2008 1:17 PM

When I was a kid the most comfortable place to sleep was in front of the T.V.
during a Black Hawks game. Now hockey puts me right to sleep.

Posted by Vince | March 21, 2008 1:55 PM

Uh, Dan, remember Antoine Vermette? The "H" in NHL is for "hockey". It made him the man he is.

Posted by saxfanati | March 21, 2008 6:27 PM

I grew up in a town of 25,000 people in North Dakota, where there are 15 year-round ice arenas. It doesn't matter if you're gay or straight, hockey is the best fuckin' game in the world.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | March 22, 2008 7:09 AM

Yes Dan...
Many gay hockey fans and gay hockey players too. My boyfriend (Chris Brand) was quoted in the article. I've been out of touch with SLOG this week, because we were away in Montreal for a GAY HOCKEY Tournament...

You should promote this and other gay sports. There is a Gay Hockey League that plays against 'straight' teams and boy do those straight boys get mad when the gays win.

Chris' team went undeafeted last season and won the tournament in Montreal on a World Team this past weekend.

There's even a gay hockey calendar! Lots of eye candy!
check out the site

Posted by Alex | March 25, 2008 9:37 AM

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