Also.Also.Also: Dyke Ice Drama! Meet the Multiple Ex-Wives of the US and Canadian Olympic Hockey Teams

Feature photo by David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

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Queer as in F*ck You

Dyke Ice Drama! For Married Pairs of Ex-Players, the U.S.–Canada Women’s Hockey Rivalry Is Uniquely Complicated. “The Olympics stir up more than the ordinary border battle for the three couples of former American and Canadian athletes, who have bridged the divide to build lives together away from the ice.”

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 515 articles for us.

14 Comments

  1. OMG I read the headline as being about ex-wives, rather than ex-players, and I had a mini panic that Chu & Ouellette or Duggan & Apps had broken up and that love was a lie. Good news! It’s not. Everyone’s still together and I can sleep soundly

  2. I gasped seeing the title and also thought it was about three pairs of ex-wives (can you imagine the drama) but reading the article I find out they’re in love and have a bunch of kiddies. Amazing.

    Also, we need a Lesbian on the Supreme Court people!

    The platonic life partners story is crazy to me, I’m glad it’s working out for them but living in a studio with your girl and she has a dude over. aaaahhhh! I’m clearly too much of a neanderthal for any of that.

    • Ha! Definitely happening. So many exes on every hockey team, speaking from experience. This is my favorite article. Personally, I could not imagine dating your biggest rival. How on earth!?

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