Tag Archives: sports

HomoQuotable – Frank Bruni

“A news flash for every straight man out there: You’ve been naked in front of a gay man. In fact you’ve been naked, over the course of your life, in front of many gay men, at least if you have more than a few years on you. And here you are — uninjured, uncorrupted, intact. The earth still spins. The ...

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First Lady Tweets Michael Sam

ICYMI: Sam came out yesterday and may become the first openly gay player in the NFL. (Tipped by JMG reader Aaron)

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College Football Star Comes Out, May Become First Openly Gay NFL Player

University of Missouri football star Michael Sam came out today. As an NFL draft prospect, Sam may become the first openly gay active player in the pro football. Coaches at the University of Missouri divided players into small groups at a preseason football practice last year for a team-building exercise. One by one, players were asked to talk about themselves ...

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Dutch Lesbian Takes Gold At Sochi

Openly gay speedskater Ireen Wüst took the gold today in the women’s 3000-meter race, becoming the first out athlete to medal at the Sochi Olympics. Today’s is her third Olympic gold medal, hence her pose in the above photo. Wüst finished in just 4 minutes, 0.34 seconds — just ahead of Martina Sablikova, the defending champ. Sablikova took silver after ...

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IOC Backs Arrests Of LGBT Activists

Yesterday dozens of LGBT activists were arrested across Russia for staging pro-gay demonstrations. While in custody, one of the activists arrested in Moscow’s Red Square tweeted that Russian police had beaten them and threatened them with sexual assault. Which the IOC apparently has no problem with. The International Olympic Committee has said Russia was acting in accordance with its laws ...

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Russian Figure Skater Who Lit Olympic Flame Tweeted Racist Photo of Obamas

Sports Illustrated reports: Former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina was given the honor of lighting the Olympic flame at Sochi 2014′s Opening Ceremony on Friday, but she has started receiving attention for a racist photograph she tweeted last September. Rodnina tweeted a doctored photo of President Barack Obama and his wife. When asked about it at the time, she said ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Johnny Quinn

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn had to bust out of his Sochi hotel bathroom today after the door got stuck. Quinn told TODAY.com that he started out just banging on the door, in an attempt to alert his teammates. It didn’t work. “I started hitting it, and eventually saw daylight so I kept going until I could get out,” Quinn said. ...

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NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony

Deadspin has what may be the biggest scoop of last night’s opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics, noting that NBC edited out IOC president Thomas Bach making a “strong statement against ‘any form of discrimination’ and in favor of tolerance.” Everybody else in the world heard Bach’s statement, but Americans did not.  Below is the edited-out portion of the speech. ...

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Quote Of The Day – Chris Kluwe

“What is the true price of fame? The price of fame is what you risk when you have the platform. As an athlete, a role model for society, people listen to you. As an athlete, when you make a statement, that statement is heard, no matter what that statement is. Speak up for LBGTQ rights, for human rights, for empathy? ...

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Olympic Torch Arrives In Sochi

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Olympics Have Always Been A Little Gay

From a Canadian diversity group. (Tipped by JMG reader Tam)

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Journalists: Sochi Isn’t Ready

Journalists already in Sochi say that some hotels remain far from finished and sanitation remains an issue at some facilities. Above is what came out of the faucet in one reporter’s hotel room. While the main venues and Olympic Village are finished, the area around the Olympic Park and a number of hotels are effectively construction zones, according to widespread ...

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Gay Family Featured In Coke Super Bowl Ad, Bigots Attack Over Spot’s Music

Last night’s Super Bowl ad from Coca-Cola included a fleeting shots of two men holding hands on a skating ring with a young girl holding the hand of one of the men. But it was that the spot’s music, America The Beautiful sung in foreign languages, that has brought out the haters. So far. TIME Magazine recaps the reaction: Coca ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Hillary Clinton

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NEW JERSEY: American Atheists Place Billboard Near Super Bowl Stadium

Via press release from American Atheists: On Thursday, American Atheists launched a new billboard near Metlife Stadium with a dig at prayer. It is believed to be the first-ever atheist-sponsored ad aimed at a Super Bowl audience. The billboard features a priest cradling a football with text reading, “A ‘Hail Mary’ only works in football. Enjoy the game!” The billboard ...

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Paging You-Know-Who: Kinky Boots To Perform During Super Bowl Pre-Show

If you thought wingnut outrage was deafening after the cast of Kinky Boots performed during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you better get out your earplugs for when they see the same thing during the Super Bowl pre-show.  It’s not yet clear if the cast will physically be AT the stadium or if the performance will be televised from Broadway, ...

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Queen Latifah To Sing At Super Bowl

New Jersey native Queen Latifah will perform America The Beautiful at Sunday’s Super Bowl. The singer-actress — fresh off marrying 33 couples at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards — will perform the song Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The performance will be televised live on Fox prior to kickoff. Latifah also performed the song at Super Bowl XLIV ...

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First College Football Player Comes Out

Williamette kicker Conner Mertens has become the first active college football play to come out publicly, telling  his coach: “I’m bisexual. I like dudes. I have a boyfriend. And next week, I’m going to tell the world.” Via Outsports: Mertens didn’t easily arrive at his decision to come out to his coach or team, let alone publicly. No college football ...

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NOM Has The SOTU Sadz

Posted today at NOM’s blog: Well, the President is singling out an athlete for special recognition at the State of the Union address this evening. We might have expected the President would invite one of the following, but shockingly it is none of these who will be so honored – despite their impressive roster of good deeds: [JMG – long ...

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Beard “Fad” Hurting Razor Industry

Razor manufacturers say that sales are dropping. Procter & Gamble says a growing preference for shaggy styles is trimming razor sales. Beards are showing up all over, from the facial hair favored by Brooklyn hipsters to the solidarity beards sported by the Boston Red Sox baseball team, which in 2013 went from last place in their division to World Series ...

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