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When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was taunted on the field several weeks ago with gay slurs, it left many wondering about the root of homophobia in the NFL and why Beckham retaliated with dangerous, potentially life-threatening hits.
On MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry show last week, Jamil Smith of the New Republic said the root of homophobia is a hatred of women. Jamil joins us as we explore the connections between homophobia and sexism and how far we can go when connecting those two with the word "hate."
We'll also invariably touch on the NFL playoffs, Billy Bean's new promotion and what lies ahead for Outsports in the new year.
Odell Beckham of the New York Giants was suspended a game after repeated altercations with members of the Carolina Panthers. After, reports said that Beckham was subjected to gay slurs before the game and ex-players said the receiver has been subjected to such slurs all season.
The matter was dropped at Beckham's appeal but many questions remain. Were slurs used? How frequently" Why were they not brought up at the hearing? What is it about such slurs that allow them to still carry a lot of weight in sports?
We also look back at the year in LGBT sports.
This week we have Carnage the Executioner on the show.
Tim and Carnage cover a vast set of topics:
Carnage's new release: The Ultimatum
His introduction to hip hop
His creative process
Homophobia in Hip Hop
Featured track: Keep the Body Bags Handy
About the Artist:Terrell Woods A.K.A. Carnage The Executioner is a Hip-Hop artist widely recognized for his mind-numbing lyrical dexterity and uncanny ability to compose musical symphonies with his mouth through human beat boxing. His unwavering work ethic, warm personality and kind heart have earned him the respect of many of Independent and commercial music’s most reputable artists. Carnage’s mouth has been called “The best drummer in town”, in reference to his beat boxing skills.
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While huge improvements have been made in welcoming gays and lesbians in sports, much still needs to be done, a new study finds. Outsports is joined by two gay former college football players who will discuss the survey and its implications. For example, 80% of participants witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport (both straight and LGB). We look at why LGB people still fear coming out even though those that do report widespread acceptance. Michael Sam and Jason Collins have had huge impacts but the culture in the locker room is still one of fear for many.
In 2004, then-Dartmouth lacrosse goalie Andrew Goldstein wrote a powerful piece for Outsports about coming out to his lacrosse team. Since then, Andrew has played professional lacrosse, moved to Los Angeles, got married and is now on his way to curing cancer. Earlier this year he met Braeden, a young lacrosse player who was struggling with being gay. Goldstein knew he had to do something to help Braeden. This Sunday, Aug. 30, ESPN will air the story of Andrew, Braeden and the Courage Game that helped save young Braeden's life. We'll talk to Andrew about the story and his last 10 years.
This week a closeted gay high school football official in Louisiana wrote about his experiences there with homophobia and sexism. More and more gay officials are now talking with us about the environment they face from fans and from their fellow referees. We'll talk about the forgotten corner of the sports world and how we'll make it better.
Hr1 Mass shootings are not necessarily mass murders.
Pres Obama thinks "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is about loving tiny trees. It's about Jesus! Good grief!
Do you have that disease called homophobia? New study conducted by homosexuals labels non-supporters as diseased with potentially severe psychopathologies. No bias there, right?
Neighbors saw suspicious activity at the San Bernardino terrorists' house but were afraid to say anything... because political correctness and old-fashioned cowardice.
Hr2 The Obama administration reacted to San Bernardino terrorist attack saying “common sense” gun laws will deter jihadists who are planning attacks.
Congressman Steve Knight talks about terrorism, San Bernardino, improving infrastructure, creating jobs, education, correcting No Child Left Behind, refugees, veterans, Speaker Paul Ryan, and more!
Hr3 San Bernardino shooter's family lawyer says the incident wasn't terrorism. The FBI is just confused. And the lawyer pulls the Christian-card... deflection technique.
Atty General Loretta Lynch tells Muslims who hear anti-Muslim rhetoric to contact the DOJ, bypassing local police/sheriffs. And refers to terrorist attack as a "wonderful opportunity" and "wonderful moment"... altered reality. There was NOTHING wonderful about it!
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
Hr1 Xander Gibb, self-proclaimed Queen of ALL NY Media, weighs in on the latest Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. He says his stance on gay marriage has reclassified him as a "homophobe" even though he himself is openly gay. Go figure!
Xander questions, if LGBT's want to attain rights, why do they want to trample on others' rights in the process? And if this really is all about love, let's extend that a little bit to people who don't agree with us. Forcing someone (like a church or a bakery) to do something they don't want to do is called slavery.
Hr2 Ramadan is supposed to be a time of peace and reflection for Muslims. ISIS is not your average Muslim. ISIS says this year it will be a "time of calamity" for the infidels.
Law professor, Frank Buckley discusses the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling making gay marriage legal. He says expect to see an increase in litigation around religious freedom for churches. Even if you like today's ruling, you should be concerned about the precedence it sets for future courts taking latitudes.
Hr3 Leave it to Jesse Watters to try to talk politics at a pot expo! What'd you expect? GADS!
Dr. Saqib Qureshi talks about how self-identity affects all aspects of our life and our culture.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
Looking at transphobia & homophobia through the art of theatre. John Copeland discusses the re-mount of "Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview" (A Big Queen Production), directed by Paul Stein, sound design by Ron Klier, costumes by Jonathan Bryant, adapted by Robert Whirry and John Copeland. With John Copeland as Anita Bryant, Stephen Simon as Ken Kelley, Madelynn Fattibene as Playboy's Playmate of the Month. Playing LIVE at The Cavern Club Theater - starting Friday, March 20, 2015.
Also, a talk with the cast of Under My Skin (by the Akabal Theatre in association with the Macha Theatre), written by Emanuel Loarca, Fernanda Milán, and Victoria García Peña, directed and produced by Emanuel Loarca, choreographed by Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez. Executive Producer: Laura Figueroa. The cast includes the talents of Ludo Vika, Daniel Galo, Isabella Cascarano, Mariluz Acosta, Delante McCreary, Anhel Jacobo Pulido and Leo Vargas. Playing March 26 - April 30, 2015.
Featured Episode Music: GRAMMO SUSPECT AKA MTETEZI WA RAIA
At a New Jersey high school, seven football players, ages 15 to 17, were arrested on a number of charges, including aggravated criminal sexual contact, in connection with alleged attacks against four other players. The school canceled the season. How could something like this happen in 2014? A lot has to do with notions of masculinity in the locker room and homophobia is a part of that. We explore the issue with an openly gay high school basketball coach and two former college football players who were gay on their teams.
Let's dig into homophobia and abuse.
We're skipping football and wince cellar news in the final mixdown for segment in Freethought Conversation with Mike Childs.
He approaches civil discussions on a social networking page called Faith Vs Reason.
I also take a moment to share with you some pamphlets that get left on my mailbox.