Maple Leafs Make NHL History with In-Game Drag Show

Published April 6, 2023 at 9:01
BY WADE MESSIER
     
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Last night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets was one for the books. The Maple Leafs hosted their annual Pride Night and decided to take a bold step by holding a drag show during the intermission, becoming the first NHL team to do so.

Maple Leafs Host Drag Show During Intermission



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While the Leafs dominated the game and won 4-2, it was the drag show that had fans buzzing on social media. Some fans praised the team for their inclusive efforts and for making marginalized groups feel welcome in the sport. Others, however, expressed their frustration and disappointment with the team's decision to hold a controversial event at a time when many Pride Night events have been cancelled.

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Interestingly, the Maple Leafs organization chose not to wear Pride jerseys during the warm-up, a move that some fans found perplexing. Wearing a jersey seems like a less drastic move compared to hosting a drag show, but the team decided to take a different approach.



It's clear that the Toronto Maple Leafs are not afraid to take risks and make waves in the sports world, and it will be interesting to see how their decision to host a drag show during Pride Night will affect the team and the sport as a whole.

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