This is an unbelievably lovely gesture.
Brent Sopel of the Chicago Blackhawks will be marching with his wife and children in Chicago's Gay Pride Parade in honor of his friend, the late Brendan Burke!
"When Brendan came out, Brian stood by him, and his whole family stood by him, like every family should. We teach our kids about accepting everybody. Tolerate everybody, to understand where everyone is coming from."
Sopel will also be marching with the Stanley Cup as a representation of the team's support of gay rights!
Amazing! We think Brendan would be very proud of all of them!
[Image via AP Images.]