Tag Archives: sports

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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NBA Owner: An Out Gay Player Would Be A Rich Hero

“From a marketing perspective, if you’re a player who happens to be gay and you want to be incredibly rich, then you should come out, because it would be the best thing that ever happened to you from a marketing and an endorsement perspective. You would be an absolute hero to more Americans than you can ever possibly be as …

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