Chicago Blackhawks won’t wear Pride Night warmup jerseys, citing concerns for Russian players. One LGBTQ+ advocate says to look at the big picture.

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2023
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The Chicago Blackhawks won’t have players wear gay-pride-related warmup jerseys for Sunday’s Pride Night celebration before a home game against the Vancouver Canucks, citing security concerns for Russian players. The team cited the expansion of a “gay propaganda” bill that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law in December and that prohibits any promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations and/or preferences.” Sources told the Tribune that the Hawks, without further clarity about how the law affects any of their Russian players, aren’t willing to risk “any media” — such as a...

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