Pro Hockey’s Josh Gorges Reported to Announce He’s Gay

Gorges’ coming out would be a game-changer in pro sports.

Our friends over at OutSports.com have been mulling forever the prospect of an active pro athlete coming out of the closet, which would certainly be a game-changer in the world of pro sports. Now it seems as if they (and we) might get their wish: Reports have surfaced this morning that Montreal Canadiens hockey player Josh Gorges is scheduled to announce this week that he’s gay.

While one could certainly argue that a coming-out story from MLB or the NFL (as Philly Mag explored not long ago) would carry more firepower, Gorges’ coming out–if confirmed–would nonetheless be a game-changer (ha!) in pro sports. For now, the German-born Gorges is staying mum, neither confirming nor denying the rumor. But for many of us who as tortured teens could not have imagined a pro athlete having the balls to come out of the closet (or gays being able to legally marry, either), just the prospect of such an announcement is cause for unbridled glee.

And a compelling reason to start watching hockey.

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  • Josh Roberts

    This is a rumor, check your sources before you post.

  • Anon

    This is why I hate bloggers with a passion. Wannabe reporters that try to pass off their misguided thoughts and nonsensical rumors as facts. You have no clue who Gorges is, you’re just regurgitating someone else’s vomit.
    By the way he’s Canadian, not German!

  • bv16

    It is all over the internet Anon…and this would be an amazing thing for the LGBT community so would they not be reporting it? Also, yeah he was born in Canada but his grandparents came over from Germany ;)

  • Cheryl

    Who cares. Does the other guys who play sports have announce that they are hetrosexual?

  • http://yourdomain.com Reid Zmek

    With my busy schedule and kids runnin around I don’t have the time or energy to go to the gym, so im gonna try it too.