Speak Your Mind (EP. 12): Luke Prokop – First Openly Gay Hockey Player

Luke is the first openly gay hockey player to be under contract in the NHL as he chats about his journey to coming out.


Luke Prokop is the first openly gay player to ever be under contract in the NHL. He’s a prospect for the Nashville Predators currently playing in the WHL for the Edmonton Oil Kings and came out as gay in June of 2021.
In this episode we chat about Luke’s journey in life, the obstacles he faced to overcome his fear of coming out as gay, the reactions and internal feelings he received once coming out and we had to mix in some hockey banter. Luke is an incredibly human and a role model to so many people in the world of sports and beyond. Mental health matters.


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