Archive for February 6th, 2010

remembering brendan

February 6, 2010

If you didn’t get the chance to read the piece written by John Buccigross in December about hockey’s royal family the Burkes, now might be a good time to do so. It told of their 21-year-old son Brendan, who had courageously come out of the closet both privately and publicly in a sport that likens itself more to back woods pond brawls than it does to modern-day queer culture.

On Friday, young Brendan’s life was cut tragically short by a vehicle accident in Indiana. TSF honors those – like Brendan – who strive for equality in our society at large, and in cultures – like hockey – where the fight remains dauntingly uphill.

You will be missed, Brendan.

(Burke family photo via the AP)


doppelganger week: andy’s andrew

February 6, 2010

It was doppelganger week last week on Facebook, and thousands of self-promoting social media-ers (myself included) made sure to post which celebrity they looked like… or wished they looked like (mine).

With all the buzz around the “Red Riding” trilogy, we couldn’t help but notice lead actor Andrew Garfield resembled one Andy Murray, circa 2006/7/8. Thank god Murray cut that mane, it’s the best thing the Scot has done in his career so far, no?

So if Murray traded the racquet in for a cig, could he go the way of Djoko? We’re not sure about that…

(garfield via nyt; murray via tsf)

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