Saturday, October 16, 2010

an open letter to patrick burke....


dear patrick....
my name is david.. i am a former rec. league hockey player and i am a fag...
as you prolly know several gay tweens and teens have recently killed themselves because they just couldnt take the anti-gay bullying and harassment any longer...
they decided to off themselves because they didnt think it would ever change, or ever get better..
patrick, as the brother of a gay man, who is a role model and a hero to so many of us, i want to ask you if you will please make a short video for the it gets better project...
many of us gay athletes, gay hockey players, looked to brendan to bring something new to pro sports for all of us lgbt athletes.. especially in hockey... a safe and welcoming environment in which we could be openly lgbt and play our game with pride and passion as full members of the team...
gay kids need to know about brendan, may he rest in peace, and your eulogy was so moving and you and your familys support for him so impressive that a video from you to gay youth, especially athletes, would be a very fitting tribute to brendans memory and vision for the future... please..
thanks for taking the time, for caring and for all the support and love that you have for brendan....

- cheers... david


















2 comments:

  1. It's not easy growing up gay!

    Even in this day and age that saddens me.

    -Dean

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  2. @ dean..
    it gets better.. it really does..

    ~ cheers...

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