One of the biggest remaining glass ceilings in professional sports may be coming down this week if rumors out of Montreal are to be believed.
Gay community blog Queerty is reporting that a NHL player will come out this week as the first openly gay athlete in the Big 4 North American professional sports leagues. The rumored player is defenseman Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadians. The 7-year veteran has racked up 12 goals, 67 assists, and 235 penalty minutes for the Montreal Canadians and San Jose Sharks
I say good for him in trying to eliminate this stigma in pro sports. But the attention gathered from this may have an effect on Montreal's surprisingly good season. Esp. since it's a killer microscope hockey environment in the first place. We'll see.
The question would be if others follow his lead.