gay hockey players

the first time jack visits tater’s apartment unannounced he accidentally sits on kent parson’s 6 month old espn body issue, hastily showed between two sofa cushions.

what follows is the most awkward conversation since bad bob tried to tell a 20 yr old jack about the birds and the bees. it really solidifies their friendship.

gay hockey players rights to stay in the closet are more important than the NHL having a golden boy they can wave around to seem more progressive @ you can play

You know a weird fic trope? People being worried about someone figuring out they’re gay. Why? Because two hockey players can kiss on ice and the news media will literally call it “on ice dramatics” and Twitter with #bromance.

Seriously, your secret is safe.

Rupaul’s drag race au where jack, the first openly gay hockey player, is a guest judge who just can’t stop staring at the cute drag queen Georgia Peach.

RuPaul: just between us squirrelfriends, what do you think?

Jack: give Georgia Peach the crown

RuPaul: this…this is only the second episode, jack


Contestant Nursey: *says anything*

Cut to Contestant Dex in the private interview room: *rolls eyes* girl, whatEVER


RuPaul: today, you will all be working in teams of two

Holster & ransom: *grab each other’s hands at lightning speed*

written for week one of the @omgcp-tropechallenge 

Soulmate!AU - romantic and platonic soulmates (or in which Jack Zimmermann has two soulmarks) 

He’s not trying to hide the mark, would never purposefully cover up one of his soulmarks, it’s just…wedding rings traditionally go on your left ring finger. That’s just the way it is.

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sorta-kind a present/shout out to @justjackbitty because I spent the last week going through about 350 pages of their blog??? because Zimbits. So here’s a messy Zimbits. Not perfect but whatevs

If you haven’t read OMG Check, Please! ( @omgcheckplease) this doesn’t make sense to you. Go read it if you want idk man it’s your life

“1 in 4 students at Samwell University are gay” factoid actually just a statistical error. Samwell Men’s Hockey team who live in haus & are all incredibly queer were an outlier and should not have been counted.

anonymous asked:

(this doesn't really have anything about tonights game) So my mom thinks that alex killorn is gay and Ive been thinking about it and I'm starting to think he is too. (if he is good for him cause I'm all about it ya kno?) but I have no one to talk to about it!!! so maybe you and other people can throw in some opinions about gay hockey players??

Oh anon why do you think Killer is gay?

First I should say that everything following this sentence isn’t even speculation, it’s just me and my personal opinions. I don’t know about Killer, he’s got a reputation in Tampa as quite the ladies man. This of course doesn’t rule out him being gay/bi/pan/etc., but he does hook up with women a lot.

I’m dead sure there are a number of LGBTQ+ hockey players in the NHL and various other leagues, but so far they appear to want to remain in the closet. I honestly don’t even know where to start guessing who’s gay.

One last thing: if you happen to DM a player and they privately reveal that they’re not entirely straight, PLEASE PLEASE do not plaster it all over social media. I know it’s tempting to spread the word because it’s exciting, but don’t. There’s at least one young player who might fall somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, and I’m worried that there are people who don’t know how to respect players’ boundaries and their choice to remain in the closet.


48.3% (334) Canadian, 23.1% (160) American, other (198) 28.6%


In Canada 1% identify as gay or lesbian, 0.7% identify as bisexual.

In USA 1.8% of males identify as gay, 0.4% males identify as bisexual

In Europe (where the majority of other players come from) approximately 4.9% of males identify at LGBT

*i did a bunch of math*


Statistically, out of the approximately 692 current NHL players, 20 are LGBTQ. Unless hockey players are some sort of statistical anomaly-which i doubt, as there are openly gay professional women hockey players.

It is perfectly acceptable to not assume all NHL players are heterosexual. People need to get over that some of them may like guys (gasp) and some of them may like guys and girls (GASP). As fans we need to remember that it is partially our job to make the hockey environment one that people can feel safe in.

But have we talked about who would keep their last name?

It would be nice for Jack and Bitty to just hyphen them and continue with their lives, but Jack and Bitty wear jerseys almost every day and it might be a bit ridiculous to have Zimmermann-Bittle or Bittle-Zimmermann on their jerseys.

Jack would insist on taking Bitty’s last name. It would be such an important move as the first openly gay hockey player, to have the name of his husband on his back as he goes out on the ice. If journalists call him Jack Zimmermann, he’d quickly correct them and make sure that everyone remembered that the beautiful and small Southern boy with blonde hair and a love for pie stole his heart – and his last name.

But Bitty would absolutely love the idea of being able to sign his name as Eric Zimmermann. He’d go out and buy checkbooks and tell the banker to write his name as Eric Zimmermann, and don’t forget the second “n”. As time goes on, people would wonder why jack was still calling his husband “Bitty”, and only their closest friends and family would remember when Eric Bittle became Eric Zimmermann.