Be the role model you needed growing up: Two openly gay male hockey players reject the ‘feminine’ and ‘flamboyant’ stereotype

Feature photo of Voight Demeester taken by Brent Mullins, obtained from outsports.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________ As part of my postdoctoral work on LGBTQ inclusion in hockey at the University of Alberta, I had the opportunity to interview six openly gay competitive men’s hockey players. I spent anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes speaking with each of them…

Reflecting on the 2018 Hockey Conference: Delivering New Understandings of the Game

The Hockey Conference is a biennial event held at various locations throughout North America. It has instrumentally advanced scholarship on ice hockey and brings together academics, community members, athletes, coaches, and fans. Hockey scholars can come from various fields; their perspective for studying the sport can be grounded in things like globalization, marketing, history, gender…