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Pride tape: Real change or rainbow washing?

On Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers took to the ice for their annual skills competition with rainbow coloured “pride tape” in support of LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) communities and players. The tape was launched in late 2015 by the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) with the following approach: How can the hockey world…

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Weekly Links: No criminal charges for Kane; State and provincial tax rates affect on NHLers’ salaries; Is the NHL ready for an openly gay player? and more

The Erie County DA will not be bringing charges against Patrick Kane, bringing an end to the criminal investigation of him. [TSN] Meanwhile, this excellent collective post reflects on the accuser’s decision to withdraw from cooperating with the investigation, and the broad problem of sexual assault against women and the legal process around it. [SB…

Weekly Links: Joshua Ho-Sang and not fitting into hockey’s culture; Ottawa Gee Gees suspended for alleged “sexual misconduct”; Hockey community support for LGBTQ equality; and more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! Steve Simmons talks…

Weekly Links: Popularity of NHL teams; Edmonton Oilers honor First Nations community; Charles Wang potentially selling majority share of Islanders; and more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere! Bob Nicholson is…

TSN’s ReOrientation Series

TSN put together an excellent three-part series looking into sexual orientation in professional sports. Hosted by Aaron Ward, a 14-year veteran in professional hockey, the series interviews players to shed light on gay athletes and how professional sports are evolving. From TSN: In this special TSN report, Ward talks to other athletes, both gay and…