The world of sport continues to be increasingly accepting of our beloved LGBTQ+ community. For the first time a National Hockey League player has come out as gay. Just a few years ago many of us only wished this could have happened and now it has. There are a lot of things we don't love about 2022, the news of 19 year old, Luke Prokop's, Instagram coming out announcement gives us hope (see below).
In Prokop's social media post, he says, 'It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out'. He says that because he can live his authentic life, fulfilling his dream on and off the ice.
The Alberta native was recruited by the Nashville Predators last December couldn't make us prouder. Intentional or not, his voice will inspire future generations of LGBTQ+ athletes to live their personal truths and achieve their professional dreams.
We praise Luke Prokop's courage while we live our authentic lives in our Ice Cream print Swim Shorts on the warm beaches of Malibu.