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ARGENTINA: Trump’s Anti-Immigration Rant Used To Hype US-Hosted Soccer Tournament [VIDEO]

This is pretty great. Via Politico: An Argentine television station is using Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric in a promotional video for Argentina’s national soccer team ahead of the U.S.-hosted Copa America Centenario tournament next month. The minute-plus ad begins by introducing the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump as a businessman. “Our country is in serious trouble. We’re having people coming …

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NCAA Adopts New Anti-Discrimination Policy

From the Raleigh News & Observer: Without mentioning North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the NCAA’s Board of Governors on Wednesday adopted a requirement that sites bidding on NCAA events demonstrate they will provide safe environments free of discrimination. “The higher education community is a diverse mix of people from different racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds,” Kirk Schulz, president …

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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Legend & Charlotte Hornets Owner Michael Jordan Opposes Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: With the threat of the NBA pulling its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in the wake of House Bill 2, Hornets owner Michael Jordan reinforced his franchise’s position against any form of discrimination. “As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we …

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NBA To North Carolina: Repeal Your Anti-LGBT Law Or Charlotte Will Definitely Lose The All-Star Game

From the Charlotte Observer: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that if North Carolina’s LGBT law remains unchanged, the 2017 All-Star Game would have to be moved from Charlotte. Silver’s comments on the state’s controversial House Bill 2 came at the Associated Press Sports Editors’ commissioner meetings Thursday, according to attendees. Earlier in the day, Silver again called the law …

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Todd Starnes: ESPN’s Radical Agenda Is Silencing People With Traditional American Values [VIDEO]

“Unless you conform to ESPN’s radical cultural agenda, you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot – not worthy of death – just unworthy to be gainfully employed. But I suspect an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with Schilling’s perspective on transgender bathrooms. Many moms and dads sincerely do not want their young daughters sharing a bathroom or a locker …

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Wingnuts Blast ESPN Over Firing Of Curt Schilling

Yesterday ESPN fired baseball commentator Curt Schilling for sharing a viciously anti-transgender image on social media. Right wing figures, as usual, are responding with screams about political correctness, homofascism, and freedom of speech – the last of which, of course, only applies to actions by the government, but whatever! Outrage! More interesting is the statement posted on Facebook yesterday by …

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ESPN Fires Baseball Commentator Curt Schilling For Sharing Vicious Anti-Transgender Message

The New York Times reports: Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media. Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,” was dismissed …

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NBA Clarifies: No Decision On All-Star Game

Apparently all of us misunderstood the commissioner earlier today. From the NBA: “During a media availability earlier today following the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting, Commissioner Adam Silver clarified that the NBA remains deeply concerned about its ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of recent legislation that discriminates against the LGBT community. …

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NBA: We’re Not Moving The All-Star Game

NBC Charlotte reports: The NBA Board of Governors met Thursday in New York and on the table for discussion: the 2017 All-Star Game. Controversy from HB2 has put Charlotte’s chances of hosting in jeopardy. It’s the biggest event the city, even the state, has hosted since the Democratic National Convention in 2012. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday that while …

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Charles Barkley: The NBA Should Move Their All-Star Game From Charlotte Over North Carolina’s Hate Law

“I think the NBA should move the All-Star game from there next year. As a black person I’m against any form of discrimination, against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it. It’s my job, with the position of power that I’m in and being able to be on television, I’m supposed to stand up for the people …

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Greg Louganis Finally Gets His Wheaties Box

Due to his sexual orientation, Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis never landed the major endorsement deals bestowed on many world class athletes, but today he does finally get his Wheaties box. From the General Mills corporate blog: They are three remarkable athletes who won multiple gold medals while competing against the world’s best. Their accomplishments certainly put them into consideration …

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HOUSTON: Villanova Upsets North Carolina With Buzzer-Beating Shot To Win NCAA Title [VIDEO]

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and hate group leaders have been bragging for days about the NCAA keeping their basketball championship tournament in Houston despite that city’s repeal of its pro-trans ordinance. Tonight they have less to laugh about. Via the New York Times: With a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Kris Jenkins, the Villanova men’s basketball team won its first national …

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Atlanta City Council To NBA: OUR Anti-LGBT Hate Bill Is Vetoed, So Give Us Charlotte’s All-Star Game

We love this. From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: Atlanta Council members are calling on the NBA to move the All-Star game to Atlanta. Next year’s game is set for Charlotte, North Carolina. But North Carolina just passed a state law that requires people to use the bathroom associated with the gender of their birth, not the gender with which they identify. …

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NBA Threatens To Move 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte Over North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

Sports Illustrated reports: Recent anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina could impact the NBA’s ability to host the 2017 All-Star game in Charlotte, the league announced Thursday. “The NBA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all who attend our games and events,” the statement reads. “We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles …

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Franklin Graham: Christians Must Stand Up To The NFL

“Atlanta is a great location for the Super Bowl but the NFL has come out against Georgia’s religious exemptions bill, threatening that it could impact Atlanta’s consideration in the Super Bowl selection process for 2019 and 2020. LGBT forces and corporate super powers are using this threat to try to stop the bill that would protect pastors from performing same-sex …

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NEW YORK: Gay Lawmakers Crack Porn & Fire Island Jokes During Debate On Mixed Martial Arts [VIDEO]

New York is the only state not to have legalized mixed martial arts and yesterday during a debate on the issue, gay Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell compared the sport to “gay porn with a different ending.” From the New York Daily News: O’Donnell, a Manhattan Democrat who is openly gay, argued on the Assembly floor that the sport often boasts “two …

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NFL To Georgia: No Super Bowl For You Unless Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill

BOOM. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: If Georgia chooses to turn the “religious liberty” bill into law, be prepared: Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl. That was the suggestion from the NFL on Friday when the league released a statement in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s question about whether the league had any position on Georgia House Bill 757. The …

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LOS ANGELES: Shopping Center Bans Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments

The owner of a popular Los Angeles shopping center spotted notoriously anti-gay boxing champion Manny Pacquiao leaving a movie with his entourage yesterday and decided he doesn’t want Pacquiao allowed back on the property. TMZ Sports reports: The battle between The Grove and Pacquiao started in 2012 … when Manny was banned over an interview in which he reportedly quoted …

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Minor League Pitcher: I Quit The Sport Because Teammates Talked About Murdering Gays [VIDEO]

Via Yahoo Sports: Last season, gay minor-league pitcher Tyler Dunnington stepped away from baseball after dealing with hateful speech from teammates and coaches. In an email to Cyd Zeigler of Outsports, Dunnington detailed why he felt he needed to leave the game he loved. Dunnington was not out to his teammates when he played, and that led to some awkward, …

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NFL Prospect: Atlanta Falcons Coach Asked If I’m Gay

EPSN reports: An Atlanta Falcons coach asked former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple whether he is gay during a meeting last week at the NFL combine. Apple described the meeting Friday during an interview with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, although he did not identify the coach. “The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?'” Apple …

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