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Big Gay Moose Draws Hockey Fans

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Big Gay Moose Draws Hockey Fans

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Big Gay Moose Draws Hockey Fans

Big Gay Moose Draws Hockey Fans

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Every Saturday in Minnesota hundreds of hockey teams hit the ice. In the Twin Cities, one group that has attracted a following is the Gay Hockey League. They're part of a growing movement of gay amateur sports leagues.

Teams such as the Big Gay Moose offer a comfortable place for gay and gay-friendly people to play competitive hockey.

One of the players on the team, Mark Lechevalier, says he tried to start a gay hockey league years ago, but it didn't take off. Now, he says, interest in gay athletics is picking up, and the number of players on the Twin Cities Gay Hockey Association roster is growing, too.

Larissa Anderson of Minnesota Public Radio's The Loop reports.