Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Pardon Me, Mr. Rampage

Pardon Me, Mr. Rampage
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, an Ultimate Fighting Championship former light heavyweight title-holder and current co-star in the upcoming film, “The A-Team” has found himself in the midst of a precarious situation. “Rampage” Jackson isn’t getting the attention a...
June 1st, 2010 | Read More

That age-old, “athletes can’t be gay” thing …

That age-old, “athletes can’t be gay” thing …
I am always on the look-out for good stories that highlight, involve, and/or discuss or otherwise address that age-old stereotype that athletes can’t be gay. We’ve heard them all: Only “fags” can be pro figure-skaters. Only “real” men can play pro football, be pro...
May 6th, 2010 | Read More

NCAA yanks Focus On the Family ad from its web-site

NCAA yanks Focus On the Family ad from its web-site
(AP) — Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is at the center of another marketing tug-of-war – this time involving the major governing body of college sports. The National...
February 25th, 2010 | Read More

IAAF Offers To Cover Athelete’s Gender Surgery If Needed, Requested

The 18-year old South African runner, Caster Semenya, was subjected to extensive gender tests following questions regarding her gender. The IAAF is still awaiting the final results of the gender verification test carried out on the South African teenager during the World Championships in Berlin in August,...
December 13th, 2009 | Read More

USA Curling, Kodiak Technology Hope To Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness

USA Curling is hoping increased interest in Olympic sports before the Vancouver Games can help raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. USA Curling and longtime sponsor Kodiak Technology Group are teaming up to sell Hurry Hard condoms. “Hurry hard” is a curling term, and the logo features a cartoon of...
December 4th, 2009 | Read More

Transgender Sportswriter Found Dead In Her Apartment, Authorities Suspect Suicide

Chistine Daniels, verteran sportswriter for the LA Times Christine Daniels, veteran sportswriter for the LA Times, was found dead in her apartment today. Police reports cite the death as suicide. She was 52. In 2007, Ms. Daniels made headlines, when she announced she was transgender. She transitioned...
November 28th, 2009 | Read More

Know Your History: Santhi Soundarajan

Soundarajan holds the national record for the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase clocking 10:44.65 seconds. At a national meet in Bangalore in July 2005 she won the 800m, 1,500m and 3000m. She won the silver medal in 800 m at the Asian Championships in Incheon, South Korea in 2005. Santhi Soundarajan...
October 26th, 2009 | Read More

Know Your History: Tom Waddell

Tom Waddell, Gay Games Founder Dr. Tom Waddell (November 1, 1937 – July 11, 1987) was the gay American sportsman who founded the international sporting event called the Gay Games, which was named such after the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sued Dr. Waddell for using the word “Olympic”...
October 14th, 2009 | Read More

BREAKING NEWS: 2014 Gay Games Go To Cleveland, OH

According to a wire sent by the Washington Blade, Cleveland has won the bid for the 2014 Gay Games! For those who don’t know, the Gay Games is the world’s largest sporting and cultural event organized by and specifically for LGBT athletes, artists, musicians, and others. It welcomes participants...
September 29th, 2009 | Read More

Upcoming Film Examines Wrestling History, Homoeroticism, and Homophobia

Stronghold: In the Grip of Wrestling, examines the growing number of men who wrestle as adults, and the social stigmas they encounter. It talks frankly about wrestling homoeroticism and homophobia, historically through today, and the many reasons wrestling has become such an underappreciated sport in...
August 23rd, 2009 | Read More

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