We reported earlier that Brent Sopel, a Chicago Blackhawk defenseman, was carrying the Stanley Cup through Chicago for Gay Pride in honor of Brendon Burke.
Quipped Brent to Outsports:
I had a great time, way better than I expected. It was more (fun) than I expected; it was a blast. Everyone was fun, everyone was dancing. But, at the end of the day, I hope it raised some awareness. I wasn’t here to advocate (anything), but if coming here helps break down walls in the meantime, so be it. I was here for Brendan. I hope he is smiling (from heaven). He was a very unique individual. For him to come out, and then die a few months later …when you’re a parent and you have to bury a kid, it’s just heartbreaking.”