Tag Archives: sports

V For Victory

Viagra appears to be on its way to becoming the drug of choice for athletes looking to enhance their performance on the playing field – not just in the bedroom. The Olympics are looking into adding Viagra to the list of banned substances and it’s even been found in race horses. It wasn’t so long ago that the only person ...

Read More »

Lesbians Tossed From Seattle Mariners Game For Kissing

A former contestant on MTV’s A Shot Of Love With Tila Tequila and her girlfriend were asked to leave Seattle’s Safeco Field after a fan complained about them sharing a kiss. Anyone who has attended a Major League Baseball game in the past decade has probably seen a “Kiss Cam” where couples throughout the ballpark are featured locking lips on ...

Read More »

Aussie Olympian Comes Out

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 20, has come out in advance of competing in the Beijing Olympics. Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike many of his Olympic counterparts however, the diver must fight to bring his life partner with him to ...

Read More »

Love For Sale

Here’s a couple of shots from last night’s Gotham Knights bachelor auction at NYC’s Splash Bar. That’s Miss Peppermint with Gotham coach Peter Rizzo (in the kilt) and Gotham player Morgan Sigg. Sponsoring the event was N2NBodywear. Embiggen away, you dirty birds.

Read More »

Tomorrow: Rugby Bachelor Auction

Stop by Manhattan’s Splash Bar tomorrow night for the annual Gotham Knights Rugby Bachelor Auction which benefits Immigration Equality, a group that works to keep bi-national gay couples and families together. How much does a rugger go for these days?

Read More »

Gay Rugger Break

Fellow blogger Jess, the official photographer of the Gotham Knights, sent me along the link to his photo gallery of last week’s match against Landsdowne. (Gotham is in the blue and gold uniforms.) Next week Gotham plays in the Long Island Rugby Tournament in Lido Beach.

Read More »

Not Bears, Manatees

Bears and chubby chasers have a new reason to watch baseball. The Manatees are the Florida Marlins’ new 16-man “plus size” cheerleading troupe. FIFTEEN men auditioned. Fifteen made the cut. Few could tell an eight-count from a pivot turn, but no matter: Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the Manatees, Major League Baseball’s first all-male, plus-size dance troupe. When ...

Read More »

Lesbian “Super Bowl” Hits Tampa

The NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament is playing out in Tampa and the lady-loving-ladies are pouring into town. The Final Four games Sunday and Tuesday will showcase the nation’s best women’s basketball match-ups. But the tournament will also usher in what is widely believed to be the largest lesbian gathering in the history of the Tampa Bay area. Other ...

Read More »

East Rutherford Giants Win Super Bowl

The Super Bowl was pretty exciting this year, wasn’t it? My back is bothering me a bit so I watched the game at home with Shelter Kitty. She liked the team in the aubergine blouses (she’s that gay), but I was happy to see the New Jersey York Giants win it. Plus, the Miami Dolphins get to keep their perfect ...

Read More »

Link Farming

A few quick links for your perusal…. – USA Today publishes a guide to where 14 of the presidential candidates stand on gay rights. – Ted Kennedy to introduce ENDA in the Senate in 2008. It will be the same gay-only version of the bill that passed in the House last year. – Bilerico Project guest blogger Jim Pickett of ...

Read More »

The Irony Cross

I find it faintly amusing that among the numerous major league baseball players named in yesterday’s massive steroid scandal is Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte, the bible-thumping family values man who preaches against pre-marital sex and drug use. Pettitte is a favorite guest on many Christian talk shows. The title of Pettitte’s 2005 book: Strike Zone: Targeting A Life Of Integrity ...

Read More »

Big Money For Gay Rugby

Wow. Next year’s international gay rugby tournament, the Bingham Cup, which takes place in Dublin, has received a €100,000 sponsorship from Irish betting group Paddy Power, the largest sponsorship ever for a gay event in Ireland. Bingham Cup tournament director Richie Whyte: “Paddy Power have an innovative and risk taking approach to the market. We are delighted that they see ...

Read More »

Gate Double-D

All that beer and all that testosterone in one place have created a bizarre halftime ritual at New York Jets home games. At halftime of the Jets’ home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, several hundred men lined one of Giants Stadium’s two pedestrian ramps at Gate D. Three deep in some areas, they whistled and jumped up and ...

Read More »

LGBT Abuses Cost Nigeria Sporting Event

Glasgow, Scotland was chosen as host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games after Changing Nigeria, a group of Nigerian LGBT activists, presented organizers with an 11-page report detailing abuses of gay citizens. Abuju, Nigeria had been a leading candidate, but lost the vote 47-24 at a meeting held in Sri Lanka. Founded as the British Empire Games in 1930, the ...

Read More »

Tim Hardaway Learns

Retired Miami Heat player Tim Hardaway, who caused a stir early this year when he told a radio interviewer “I hate gay people”, has been quietly working with the Miami-based YES Institute, an advocacy group for LGBT youth. Hardaway: “I’ve come to find out I made it possible to bash gay people. “ The director of the YES Institute says ...

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Sheryl Swoopes

“Since my coming out, I’ve gotten letters from parents who have said, ‘Thank you for what you have done in coming out and helping me better understand how to deal with my daughter, or even my son.’ Those parents with gay kids are asking themselves, how did this happen to my child? How did they turn out this way? Of ...

Read More »

Scrumtious

I was just tipped off by a reader about a LaChapelle-esque ad campaign that the Regional Tourism Committee of Paris has launched in London in a bid to draw visitors to the Rugby World Cup. Embiggen for the kissy hawtness.

Read More »

Peanuts, Cracker Jack, Prostates

From the sports site Bugs & Cranks: The National League is abuzz over the early performance of the 22-10 Milwaukee Brewers. Apparently, they’re not satisfied to kick ass, they want to be elbow deep in it. The Crew is offering free rectal exams at Miller Park on Tuesday, giving free tickets to men who let Freddie Fingers touch their anus. ...

Read More »

LGBT Athletes To Speak At Final Four

The Human Right Campaign, Nike, ESPN, and the Women’s Sports Foundation are jointly hosting a discussion panel on LGBT athletes at the NCAA Final Four competition in Atlanta on Friday. Openly gay athletes expected to appear include former NBA star John Amaechi, former pro baseballer Billy Bean, former NFL players Esera Tuaolo and Dave Kopay, and others. The press release ...

Read More »

Back To The Car Wash

“It is inappropriate for him to be representing us given the disparity between his views and ours,” NBA Commissioner David Stern, announcing that former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway was being removed from All-Star Weekend activities. Yesterday, Hardaway effectively ended his sportscasting ambitions by saying on sports radio, “I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t ...

Read More »