Tag Archives: sports

Johanna Quaas, 86, Gymnast

She even does the parallel bars.

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Lesbian Proposes At Hockey Game

Towleroad points us to this bit of sweetness: On Saturday night at Scotiabank Place, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan named Alicia stood on the ice during the second intermission wearing a blindfold. When it was removed, she looked up at the video scoreboard and read a message from her girlfriend, an Ottawa Senators fan named Christina. Schmaltzy music played. Out …

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RUSSIA: Judge Bans “Pride House” For Athletes At 2014 Sochi Olympics

Saying it would endanger local children and lead to the destruction of the federation, a Russian judge has banned the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics from creating a Pride House for gay and gay-friendly athletes. “The aims of the organization contradict the basics of public morality and the policy of the state in the area of family motherhood and childhood protection,’ …

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Pro Hockey Against Homophobia

Via New York Times: Hockey is joining the drive to end homophobia in sports with a public-service message featuring eight N.H.L. players, including Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers, Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators. You Can Play, the campaign the players will introduce, is another in a series of efforts by hockey’s Burke …

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UK: Campaign On Male Rape Launched

The imagery and tag line of the campaign is raising eyebrows. Here’s the press release: Survivors UK, the charity that supports victims of male rape and sexual abuse, has launched a new campaign by start-up Johnny Fearless. ‘Real Men’ aims to play to the fact that rugby players, irrespective of sexuality, are seen as the archetypal ‘alpha males’. The poster …

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UMass Students React To Super Bowl

I wouldn’t quite call it a “riot,” but maybe throwing beer bottles at cops qualifies. Dumbassery on parade.(Tipped by JMG reader Chelsea)

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GLAAD To CNN: Fire Roland Martin

CNN commentator Roland Martin got into a Twitter war with gay activists last night after he made two tweets that appear to endorse violence against unmasculine men. Today GLAAD is calling for Martin to be fired. At a time when the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs found that violence against LGBT people was up 23%, we need people in the …

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Super Bowl Parking

GLSEN is live-tweeting from the stadium where their anti-bullying PSA will show on the Jumbotron.

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Atheist Banner To Fly Over Super Bowl

A banner plane will tow an atheist message above the Super Bowl tomorrow. But not during the actual game, apparently. An Atheist civil rights group announced today that it will be flying an airplane banner on Super Bowl Sunday around Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The banner will read “Football beats church anytime – atheists.org.” The banner is scheduled to …

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How To Reinforce Stereotypes

During yesterday’s playoffs I idly wondered aloud when Nebraska had gotten a pro football team. I was tartly informed that the “NE” on the scoreboard actually stood for New England. Whatever. I liked the team in the purple blouses.

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BRITAIN: Soccer Club Cans Player For Nasty Tweet Aimed At Gareth Thomas

Openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas is a cast member in the current season of Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother. That prompted pro soccer player Lee Steele (left) to tweet: “I wouldn’t fancy the bed next to Gareth Thomas #padlockedasshole.” And that was the end of HIS career. The club said its officials had met to discuss the comment last night …

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Editorial Of The Day

From ESPN Magazine: Just as some argue that gay players can’t gain the respect of their teammates, there were those who felt that white players would never believe in their black teammates. We hear that gay players’ sexuality would be a distraction in the locker room, just as black players supposedly weren’t intelligent, disciplined and committed enough to satisfy whites. …

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NFL Star Scott Fujita For Marriage

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NBA Protects Gays In New Contract

The NBA has followed the recent example of Major League Baseball and added sexual orientation protections to their players agreement. “I am pleased to announce that we have concluded the collective bargaining process and have reached an agreement that addresses many significant issues that were challenges to our league,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “This collective bargaining agreement will help …

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FRC: Gays Have Ruined Baseball

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BRITAIN: Rugby Star And “Manliest Man” Does Gay Mag As Part Of …Fap Fap Fap

Rugby star. “Manliest man.” Gay-friendly. AIDS activist. And some other stuff about getting naked. Sorry, were you saying something?

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Headline Of The Day

The Onion states the obvious.

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NBA Strike To End?

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FRC’s Peter Sprigg: Pro Baseball Is Siding With Gays In The Culture War

“In the larger picture, the homosexual activists are trying to have their ideology become dominant not only in the most liberal segments of society, like academia, but in the most conservative institutions, such as the military, the church, and now in sports. Liberals attack conservatives for the idea of legislating morality, but this is exactly what’s happening when one of …

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Major League Baseball Adds “Sexual Orientation” To Union Agreement

More good news in the world of sports. Major League Baseball, which saw Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in 1947, today will announce incremental progress in another civil rights issue. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement adds “sexual orientation” to its section on discrimination, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told the Daily News. Article XV, Section A …

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