Since the news first came out that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was fired, it was immediately thought to be because of his outspoken LGBT stance. The Minnesota Vikings then hired Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Justice Department attorney Chris Madel to do an independent investigation to see if there was credibility to that claim. Now, six months after the start of the investigation, the report is finished and in the hands of the Vikings.
Football and lesbians. What a great combination! I’ve found that the stereotype is either really true, or not true at all. There doesn’t seem to be much gray area with regard to football. I do know that I can’t get my gay boyfriends to even consider football (or, really, any sport), yet I know there are as many differences between gay people as there are among people in general. There are football loving and hating straight people, gay people, males, females, etc. There is also a reason there are stereotypes…if there weren’t some truth to it, there wouldn’t be a stereotype.
Michael Sam is now the first openly gay player in the NFL. In that beautiful and emotional moment after getting the call from the St. Louis Rams, he kissed and hugged his boyfriend, and ESPN showed it live on national television. Now your kids have seen it, and they have some questions.
Here’s an easy guide how you can talk to your son or daughter about Michael Sam.
Also if you really like, you can buy his jersey from the NFL shop.
It’s a first to have an openly gay man drafted to a major NFL team, but in what may be a more important first, ESPN had their cameras there, and were live on the air, when Michael Sam got the news. The first thing he did after hanging up? He hugged and kissed his boyfriend.
Gotta love that banner! AFC Wimbledon, helping combat homophobia in football (soccer)! And, as noted by John Green (also backed by PinkNews), they were the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans Against Homophobia campaign!
“AFC Wimbledon is an inclusive club where everyone is welcome, regardless of their background. Discrimination of any kind has no place on the terraces, on the pitch or in the dressing room. We are therefore lending our support to the campaign, and Saturday’s home match against Accrington Stanley is dedicated to the fight against homophobia. The club’s management and players urge supporters to help create a positive and inclusive atmosphere at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.” – AFC Winbledon
I didn’t see this ad until just today, but apparently the ad (which aptly compares John Boehner to a baby throwing a temper tantrum) aired on Sunday during the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots NFL game.
After the baby cries, the narrator says “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he’s shut down the government and hurt the economy.”
The brilliant ad aired in Speaker Beohner’s district in Cincinnati. Love it!