I have to say, it’s been quite a week. We’ve had “National Coming Out Day”, and”Spirit Day”, plus being October, it’s still National Bullying Prevention Month and LGBT History Month. We’ve had a major religion still arguing about how to even talk about “them persons”, and plus another state has it’s same-sex marriage ban overturned. Yet, deep inside, all I can think about, is how all these, lead to and have grown from one thing…being Out. Continue reading
At the end of the season last year, Jason Collins did an extremely brave thing and came out of the closet. Since coming out he has been a free agent, ready to be picked up by a team. Now, almost five months into the regular season, his time as a free agent came to an end when the Brooklyn Nets, who have been struggling all season, signed him to a 10 day contract!
So I started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine last week and I was mildly impressed with the pilot episode. I was further intrigued when they introduced the precinct captain as an out gay man. I just finished the sixth episode and the last three episodes haven’t been nearly as interesting, funny, as the first three.
In response to all of the coverage about Michael Sam, the guy who in all likelihood will be the first openly gay player in the National Football League, NFL Nation and ESPN Magazine surveyed 51 anonymous players in the NFL gauging their level of comfort with an openly gay player. The results are much what one would expect:
Although the survey showed that most players aren’t concerned with another’s sexual orientation, it also made clear the concerns that players would have with learning how to relate to an openly gay teammate.
Just a couple days ago the White House released who’s who on the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. We’ve seen a lot of reactions to the news so far, but the greatest yet is gold medalist figure skater Brian Boitano has come out of the closet, and silver medalist Caitlin Cahow lays out how the symbolism is important.
Brian Boitano came out of the closet in a statement saying:
“I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am.
As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is fully upon us now it’s important to stop and reflect on the whole point of this particular holiday. It’s so easy to lose sight of what’s really important about Turkey Day with family, and travel, and friends, and food, and football. What’s the point of we don’t really stop and actually give thanks?
The amazing thing about family, is they can surprise you in positive ways, as well as the negative. Here we have a grandfather who wrote a letter to his daughter, explaining his disappointment in her reaction to her son’s coming out. The photo comes from FCKH8, who says the letter was “sent in by a supporter.”
If you’d like to read a transcript, click through after the jump!
It’s the 10 year anniversary of Boulder Pridefest! “Out &Proud, Ten Years Strong!” with a full lineup of entertainment of God-Des & She, The Retrosonics, The Tah Tah’s, not to mention the Beer & Wine Garder, Dyke March, and the tons of other activities!
For more information about vendor applications, volunteering, or what else they have planned click here!
Football season is so close. So while us sports enthusiasts wait for football’s regular season to start, we have the Quote Of The Day from Washington’s Quarter Back Robert Griffin III. RG III was asked about his thoughts on gay players in the NFL in a recent interview with GQ, this was his response:
“Yeah, man. I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.” – Robert Griffin III, GQ interview outtakes.
Yes it would’ve been great for him to outright say being gay isn’t a sin, but with his last comment, “And God looks at all of us the same way” at least he doesn’t pick and choose what is or isn’t a sin.