Seattle Thunderbirds players throw support behind LGBTQ+ community, openly gay teammate after fans organize unofficial Pride Night
As some NHL teams struggle with their pride nights, the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds showed a heartwarming display of inclusion Wednesday night.
When the team didn’t organize an official pride event, Thunderbirds fans took it upon themselves to put together a ‘TBirds Fan Pride Night’ instead. Thunderbirds players decided to join in, using Pride Tape during warmups in support of out teammate Luke Prokop and the LGBTQ+ community at large.
Amidst a growing trend of backlash to pride events in the NHL, the Thunderbirds and their fans offer an inspiring message of equality to the wider hockey community.
By Katie Adler 6 days ago