My good friend Joe pointed me to this article from The Toronto Star. The article tells us about the upcoming movie Breakfast with Scot, in which Canadian hottie Tom Cavanaugh will play a former hockey player who is gay. In the movie, he is married to the hockey team's lawyer and they become the parents of an effeminate 11-year-old boy.
I like Tom Cavanaugh, a few of his last projects involved gay issues. Tom played a gay guy in Jack & Bobby. In that short-lived TV show, Tom was the brother of one of the main characters, Grace McCallister, played by Christine Lahti. His character had a few issues (I think he was a drug addict or something), but I remember a nice episode in which he was really good with his two nephews Jack & Bobby, giving them good advice and all.
Also, his TV show Love Monkey, which was pretty good but got canceled, had a main character who was gay. The character was one of Tom's best pals, he was played by Christopher Wiehl and he was a baseball player turned sportscaster (Christopher is the one trying to block Tom in the pic below).
The Toronto Star article didn't mention it, but I wonder whether Breakfast with Scot is be based on the book of same name, written by Michael Downing (in the book, the gay couple is not hockey-related).
Anyway, it is very interesting to see that the Maple Leafs, one of Canada's most cherished hockey teams, and the NHL both support the movie. Maple Leafs jerseys and logo will be used on the movie. Go Canada. I can't wait for this movie.
I also learned from the article that there has never been an out gay athlete in the history of Canadian hockey, and I hope the movie can spark a much needed discussion on being gay in that sport. Maybe a few homos will even come out of the closet.