openly gay and lesbian athletes?


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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby mump boy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:13 pm

ldnbloke wrote:There was a jump finalist in helsinki who I'm sure is gay and not just because he's yummy


But it helps :wink:
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby mump boy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:16 pm

SQUACKEE wrote:
mump boy wrote:
SQUACKEE wrote:I hope that we are getting closer to the point where it is silly to even say , I am proud to be gay. I think there are many reasons to be proud, but proud of your sexual preference?

Does this sound silly- I would like to announce that I am attracted to women and I am proud of it.
I also like steak and I am proud of it? :mrgreen:

No one loves James Brown more then me and I understand the profound importance of, I'm black and I'm proud. I also want to live to see that this is also, meaningless.

Again, doesn't this sound silly, I'm white and I'm proud. I work with a "person of color" and when he leaves to retrieve something he says, I'll be black and I say "I will be a horrible shade of pink." :oops:

Being gay or being black doesn't tell you anything about that person.


I couldn't agree more, i am also not proud to be black. Neither are things that i have accomplished they just are what they are !!

Historically being both black and gay have been things that one was supposed to be ashamed of so declarations of pride have been and still important but on a personal level i don't feel the need


Well said, mump.


we have World Pride in london this weekend. it is going to be a totally embarrassing shambles. I don't know anyone who's going to go.

My friend Scotty says it all here

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/scottee ... _hp_ref=uk
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:22 pm

mump boy wrote:o.

My friend Scotty says it all here

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/scottee ... _hp_ref=uk


I don't believe below to be true, at least for men, I think women are more flexible, what say you?
Maybe he means the cliche' of what a gay man looks and acts like?

I won't be attending Pride this year. I'm fine being a homosexual any day of the year. Gay is a lifestyle choice and like Pride I don't have the cash to fund it.
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby mump boy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:25 pm

SQUACKEE wrote:
mump boy wrote:o.

My friend Scotty says it all here

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/scottee ... _hp_ref=uk


I don't believe below to be true, at least for men, I think women are more flexible, what say you?
Maybe he means the cliche' of what a gay man looks and acts like?

I won't be attending Pride this year. I'm fine being a homosexual any day of the year. Gay is a lifestyle choice and like Pride I don't have the cash to fund it.


I don't know what he means by that and i don't think he believes it either !!
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:29 pm

You've misunderstood him.

He's not suggesting you can choose your sexuality. He's saying that you can choose whether to your life in a 'gay' way or not. Just because Pride is on for the gays it doesn't mean he has to go.

Read the comments further down, someone asks the same question.
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby andyjgt » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:45 pm

Not about any athletes, but loosely connected with athletics - the Helsinki Gay Pride festival took place last week at the same time as the Euros, with the climax being people congregating in Senate Square and walking to Hesperia Park in the afternoon before the athletics started. My parents were in the city with me (though not at the games) and witnessed it.
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:50 pm

Sounds wild!!! :lol: :P :shock:
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby andyjgt » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:53 pm

Not really - they said it was peaceful and not many police were needed.

In London that'd bring the city to a standstill!
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby mump boy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:44 pm

They really won't

The parade has been cancelled as they have no money and the headline act is Deborah Cox who no one in UK has ever heard of
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Re: openly gay and lesbian athletes?

Postby trevorp » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:00 pm

ldnbloke wrote:There was a jump finalist in helsinki who I'm sure is gay and not just because he's yummy

If we're thinking of the same one, I wouldn't be surprised either way - he seems to think that keeping people guessing lends him some mystique (a bit lame - Bowie and others did that in the 70s).

I agree with you about him though. Verily, he offendeth not mine eye.
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