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Outsports ran a letter from a closeted Division I college basketball player who is gay, who is wrestling with whether he should come out. "I would like other people to see another gay athlete successfully playing in Division 1 athletics. I would like for a teenager battling the same things I struggled with to see that things will work out and to not stress about something that seems so major but is really something minor. I would like to see the LGBT community grow within athletics."
Yet he is still weighing his ultimate decision.
A recent report said that two gay NFL players are refusing to come out publicly as gay because they don't want a lot of media attention for any kind of big announcement. It's an interesting revelation that both reflects and belies what we think we know about professional athletes.
On the one hand they want all the attention they can get to maximize exposure. Exposure means more of the all-mighty dollar that so many of them seek in the short span of their careers. On the flip side, we often hear that athletes don't want to be known as the "gay athlete" but just want to be known for their athletic accomplishments.
We discuss the idea of the media keeping athletes in the closet, and also the impact that big-name professional athletes can have when they come out publicly.
Plus, we have the growing attention being paid to trans issues in sports and the generosity of one young gay professional athlete named Robbie Rogers.
There are no openly gay athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball. Ditto for major college football, and in the just-concluded NCAA men's tournament, there were no openly gay players. This is not the case in high school, where in the past week Outsports has featured stories about three high school athletes -- a football player in Arizona, a basketball player in Kentucky and a wrestler in Iowa. All three came out on their own terms and it wasn't easy. But they perservered and showed that's it's possible even in high school to be a gay athlete. Which makes the contrast with the pros all that more glaring.
Rumors have been rife for years about Troy Aikman being gay, which he has long denied, most recently this month. And when Aaron Rodgers had a falling out with his longtime roommate, the speculation was that they were gay lovers, which Rodgers denied. The ex-roommate made news again when he mocked the Green Bay Packers losing in the playoffs. Were his remarks fair game for the media or was it nothing more than gossip. The fine line in reporting gay rumors of athletes.
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At Outsports we've noticed a powerful reaction every time we post stories about young LGBT athletes. Our latest story, of two gay high school athletes at a West Virginia prom, was shared over 40k times on social media. What is it about these stories that resonates so strongly with so many readers?
Plus, Bruce Jenner had a big night last week as he came out publicly as trans in an ABC interview with Diane Sawyer. What did America learn about trans issues, and will his revelation have an impact on America's treatment of trans people?
What makes the deviance of homosexuality any different from any other sexual deviancy, or socially destructive action or lifestyle?
The arguments are WEAK! And I haven’t ever heard a sound or scientific justification for what makes practicing being gay “Ok” or “Right”?!? Will someone please explain to me what makes the support and promotion and active lifestyle healthy and permeable? Why are we doing it?
Today’s society is downright championing for the homosexual agenda in the way that they reward, praise and even mislabel it “bravery” for people choosing to publicly live an active homosexual lifestyle! They say the most ignorant things like: “If you aren’t gay then how does it affect you…” about things like gay marriage and social propaganda!
I feel this is life going to #HellInAHandBasket on the #HellExpress at that! This has been the most demonic act I’ve seen thus far! I want someone to explain to me logically and practically why this lifestyle is “ok” and what it is that I am overlooking in my critical perspectives and assessments about it?
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Dale Scott celebrated his 30th year as a Major League Baseball umpire, and his first as an openly gay man. Scott talks about how little was made of his sexuality this season, and why that's a good thing. "I am extremely grateful that Major League Baseball has always judged me on my work and nothing else and that's the way it should be." Scott also realizes the power of coming out based on the amount of email he received from other LGBT people thanking him for his honesty.
In all of my many discussions about this topic, No one has ever provided me with substantial evidence to prove/disprove the answer to this topic. With so many theories and philosophies about homosexuality, I'd like to hear your views about whether or not someone can be born gay. As a matter of fact, can someone be born straight? Is sexuality something that you're born with? This is dialogue is not to condemn people on their choices, but instead, it's to gather thoughts of your understanding. Is sexuality based on environment and upbringing, or is it something biological? At what point/age does sexual desires begin to arise?
I look forward to a great, and informative dialogue. Tune in from 9pm-11pm est, to "Darryel's Daily Dialogue...where positive words, manifest positive actions.
There are rumors swirling around the English Premier League that gay pro soccer players may be coming out publicly soon. Should we believe the speculation? And have these kinds of rumors panned out in the past?
The New York Giants have been ahead of the curve on LGBT issues for almost a decade. Now they add a You Can Play video with several Giants players to their inclusion portfolio.
We first met Harrison Wilkerson last year when he was still in high school, the star kicker of his school's football team, closeted and scared. He had been the target of some bullying and feared what the repercussions would be if he came out to his friends and teammates in North Carolina. Since Outsports ran his story earlier this week, he has been inundated with supportive messages, even getting a wonderful Facebook post from his grandmother. He's also heard from some people struggling with depression as he once did.
"NOTHING GAY ABOUT BEING GAY IS ABOUT ME OVERCOMING HOMOSEXUALITY AND OTHER STRONGHOLDS OF LIFE IN ORDER TO DISCOVER AND FALL IN LOVE WITH THE REAL ME! THE ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE TRULY FELT LIKE THE MOST LIBERATING THING THAT I HAD EVER EXPERIENCED, BUT ACTUALLY IT WAS A SLOW DEATH."~ Tyeesha Holt
On this episode of the Gray Matter Show with Apostle Norma Gray, we will meet Tyeesha Holt, author of the book called "Nothing Gay About Being Gay". Tyeesha shares how God transform her life from a downward spiral into a dark life of homosexuality, abuse, drugs, and alcohol; into a life of deliverance and power.
Friday, June 26th, 2015 marks the day the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) completed what it started exactly three years to the day, June 26, 2013 when it announced a 5-4 Ruling in favor of the plaintiff Edith Windsor. On the eve of multiple Pride celebrations, in a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS ruled once again in favor of the Petitioners James Obergefell (et. al.). Result: marriage equality applies to all States of the United States of America.
In celebration of this historic event, we continue our conversation with Garrett Miller! In our last show, we heard both how and why he created to song Blond Jesus. This episode, we hear both Garrett's backstory and short version of a song rocking the charts - Gay Wedding!
While listening to this show, click to dowload a FREE copy Gay Wedding for your SCOTUS / Pride parties. Then watch (and share) Garrett's Youtube video featuring the FULL versions of "It a GREAT Day for a GAY Wedding!"
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