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Cleveland City Council Pledges $2M To 2014 Gay Games

The city council of Cleveland has pledged $700K in cash and $1.3M in in-kind donations in their bid to bring the 2014 Gay Games to Ohio. An additional $500K in private donations has been pledged to defray the expected $8.2M cost of the games. A delegation from Cleveland will be in Cologne, Germany at the end of the month to …

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Caster Semenya On Suicide Watch

Days after being outed worldwide as being intersex, South African world champion sprinter Caster Semenya has been placed on a suicide watch. The Daily Star quoted officials as saying that psychologists are caring the 18-year-old round-the- clock after it was claimed tests had proved she was a hermaphrodite. Leaked details of the probe by the ­International Association of ­Athletics Federations …

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Report: Castor Semenya Is Intersex

Gender tests of world champion South African sprinter Caster Semenya reveal that she is intersex. According to the results of tests ordered by the International Amateur Athletics Foundation, Semenya has no uterus, no ovaries, and internal male testes producing high levels of testosterone. The IAAF says, “This is a medical issue and not a doping issue where she was deliberately …

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South African Sprinter Caster Semenya Gets Girly Makeover, But Why?

As she awaits the results of her “gender testing” at the hands of track and field officials, world champion South African sprinter Caster Semenya has been given a girly-girl makeover for a magazine cover meant to “silence her critics” who claim she’s a man. Via Yahoo Sports: For the shoot Semenya sported a less ambiguous hair style, a designer black …

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Weir

“I don’t think turning figure skating into some kind of X-Games event will promote figure skating to the male population of especially North America, but also the world. This kind of talk has been going around for some time, about making the men more masculine and the women more feminine. But it’s not figure skating if you don’t have the …

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Morning View – Madison Square Garden

The fourth incarnation of Madison Square Garden sits atop Penn Station in midtown, about a mile and a half from the actual Madison Square, where the first Garden was built in 1879. The current Garden was built in 1968 at the cost of the grand above-ground Beaux Arts portion of Penn Station (which you know if you are watching Mad …

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Christian Athletic Group: Keep Trans People Out Of Competitive Sports

Well, you knew the Christian right just had to weigh on the situation faced by South African sprinter Caster Semenya. Some Jeebus-based track and field organization named 4 WINDS bleats: The liberal San Francisco-based National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC) says the IAAF should “stay out of Caster Semenya’s pants”. “Your efforts to make champion Caster Semenya ‘prove’ she is a …

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South Africa: Trial Begins In Murder, Gang-Rape Of Lesbian Soccer Star

The trial of three men accused of the murder and gang-rape of lesbian South African soccer star Eudy Simelane has begun. Eudy Simelane loved football. In other countries the 29-year-old who rose through the ranks to become captain of the women’s national football team would have been feted as a star. In South Africa it cost her her life. The …

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High Testosterone Levels Found In South African Sprinter Caster Semanya

Tests have revealed that South African sprinter Caster Semanya, who was accused of not being female after blowing away the competition at the track and field world finals, has three times the normal level of testosterone in her system. This does not necessarily prove that she has been doping as some women naturally have such a result. But very interestingly, …

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Berlin: Record-Setting Female Sprinter Accused Of Not Being Female

Teenage South African sprinter Caster Semanya “came out of nowhere” to set records at the track and field world championships in Berlin this week. But everybody is waiting for the result of a “gender test” given three weeks ago to determine if Semanya is literally woman enough to compete in female events. About three weeks ago, the international federation asked …

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Australian Rugby Fights Homophobia

Jockohomo is back from hiatus and brings us this neat story: Australia’s national rugby union team, the Wallabies, have the backs of the Sydney Convicts (Australia’s only gay rugby union team, and current title holders of the Bingham Cup) and agreed to take part in the This Is Oz campaign, ACON’s social inclusion initiative aimed at fighting discrimination against Australia’s …

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UK Boxer To Transition Gender, Wants To Fight As A Woman

British professional boxer Rob Newbiggin says he was born intersexed and plans to transition to female, after which he hopes to fight as a woman. The 44-year-old father-of-three said he was born with the physical characteristics of a man, but had high levels of oestrogen in his body and was put up for adoption, according to several British media outlets. …

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Coach Suspended For Gay Slur

University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin has given a month’s suspension without pay and a 7% salary cut as punishment for using the word “faggot” several times during a press conference. Greg McMackin, who attempted to apologize multiple times during the same press conference — he said he hoped the press wouldn’t report on what he said because he …

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Football Coach Apologies For F-Bombs

University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin apologized yesterday for using the word “faggot” several times while mocking a dance performed by Notre Dame players. McMackin used the slur during a speech to reporters yesterday at the Western Athletic Conference Football Preview, where each of the nine WAC coaches was allotted 30 minutes to talk about his football team. In …

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Bombing At Copenhagen Outgames

UPDATE: Initial press reports described the explosive devices as “small bombs,” but Danish media is merely describing them as “powerful firecrackers.” The World Outgames in Copenhagen were interrupted yesterday when four explosive devices were hurled onto a running track. One athlete suffered an injury to his hand. American competitors Sam Felker and Keith Little write on their blog: The camaraderie …

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Wardrobe Malfunction

Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens split the backside of his bodysuit just before his heat in the world championships in Rome, but decided to swim anyway. He won. Unrelated to Berens’ buttcrack, swimming’s governing body decided today to ban the full bodysuits in future competitions after numerous speed records were broken thanks to their high-tech materials. (Tipped by JMG reader …

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PhoboQuotable – Kenneth Hutcherson

“Football is like the army — it’s a battle field. In war you have to trust the guy that’s next to you. Now, if a teammate has different views about what they’re attracted to in the showers it’s going to affect the team. It’ll destroy the oneness. “Men are going to be more comfortable with other heterosexuals. It’s like having …

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Gotham Knights Bachelor Auction

NYC’s Gotham Knights rugby club will hold their annual bachelor auction next Wednesday, June 3rd, at Manhattan’s Splash Bar. Kick off Pride month by staking your claim on Gotham’s hottest gay and straight real-life ruggers! Win tickets to fantastic theater, dining and media events, which are part of each bachelor’s, er, package. And it’s tax-deductible! Date packages include tickets to …

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“Pride House” For Gay Athletes At 2010 Vancouver Olympic Game

Gay athletes at the 2010 Vancouver Games will have have a safe space to socialize together: Canadian athletes at the 2010 Winter Games will have Canada House. Russians will have Russia House. The Dutch, Holland House. And now, gay and lesbian athletes will have Pride House. For the first time in Olympic history, gay and lesbian athletes will have a …

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The Eternal Nipple

Did you know that CBS fought their fine over Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction all the way to the Supreme Court? Today SCOTUS ordered a lower court to consider reinstating the $550K fine imposed by the FCC for that 9/16ths of one second of nipplisticated naughtiness. Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association is pleased: “It is encouraging to see the …

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