openly gay and lesbian athletes?


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Postby eldrick » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:15 am

rainbow flag ?

what have south africans got to do with any of this ?
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Postby peach » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:27 am

Flumpy wrote:I'm always surprised by the amount of gay supporters around. There are loads on this board and even more who used to regularly post in IAAF. It goes to say that there must be plenty of gay athletes competing but I certainly don't know of any. Rob was the only one in the British team certainly.


This was what I was going to post. Amazes me just how many fans there always are who are gay in such a seemingly "gay-free" sport! Then again, most sport is...well probably bar the likes of figure skating, but hey ho, I digress into stereotypes and move on...

I remember having a wonderful argument on the IAAF boards with some imbecile who wanted to "have me shot" a few years ago in a similar discussion to this. Thing is, I seem to recall a few people agreeing with him...nice to see things have moved on I suppose...
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Postby peach » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:28 am

Though I have to say I'm really not sure why this, which is quite a valid and sensible discussion if you ask me, has been shunted in here...

It;s about as controversial as all the "white sprinter" debates is it not, and all those seem to survive untouched...
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Postby Flumpy » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:21 am

peach wrote:
Flumpy wrote:I remember having a wonderful argument on the IAAF boards with some imbecile who wanted to "have me shot" a few years ago in a similar discussion to this. Thing is, I seem to recall a few people agreeing with him...nice to see things have moved on I suppose...


His name was Blind Dawg. I think he ran Sub 10 forum or something. Complete dick.
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Postby Andrea_T » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:38 am

I would imagine there are probably lots of 'out' elite gay athletes, it just comes down to how 'out' they are! I mean, if their friends and family know, they're out, right? Do they need to bring it to the attention of the media in an interview after a race? I understand if it's for a non-athletics related publication where they're asked questions about lifestyle, but other than that I dont see why the sexuality question should/would come about in an interview trackside with Sally Gunnell!

Now, just because someone is gay it doesnt mean they have something in common with someone else who is gay. I'm not one for all this All Gays Together stuff. I can see events such as Pride are a celebration and are great events, but after that I want to walk away from the event and hang out with my own friends, not with Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, just because Priscilla is gay too. 'Gay' is what I do and what I am inbetween the sheets. It is occasionally what I am on the streets, when there is a need for it. I am not hiding it, it's just something I am, if you dont like it, I dont give a damn!

I understand Jean Galfione has been spotted in Le Queen many a time. Now, he's a great example of masculinity and looks, so is a good role model if he is gay. Andrea/s Kreiger probably isnt a good example..... :twisted:
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Postby peach » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:45 am

Don't read too much into attendance at "Le Queen"...last time I went there it was mainly straight. The crowd has changed VERY much as it became a "hip" place to be when the gays were there. Though it's still "gay" officially, it's really rather more mixed nowadays...
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Postby Dutra » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:12 am

eldrick wrote:if any gay athletes want sponsorship from companies, then it probably is in their best interests to keep their sexuality quiet

i've just been watching wimbledon & yesterday in the rain delays they had a profile of navratilova & had an agent talking about how companies were very reluctant to offer her endorsements due to fear of what he called :

"the conservative element protesting & advising people to boycott the companies' products for associating with a gay person - the conservative element may be small, but unfortunately, they shout with a big voice"


if you are a gay athlete & don't want to shoot yourself in the foot in terms of your earning potential, then you are probably better off keeping quiet


What's scary about the Navratilova issue is that she seems to be a very well respected person and athlete and if anyone would be able to "get around" these types of issues you would think she'd be at the top of the list.
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Postby Mennisco » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:03 am

Dutra wrote:
"the conservative element protesting & advising people to boycott the companies' products for associating with a gay person - the conservative element may be small, but unfortunately, they shout with a big voice"


Indeed they do. Perhaps the worst offender is that little piece of filth known as Ann Coulter, a media slut worse than Madonna. I should know better than to stoop to her level of language - I made the mistake of reading about her today and went for a 30 minute run, then threw up in the toilet from excess lactic acid. Sometimes it is just best to get it out of your system. She's damn lucky that the people she attacks in the name of Jesus Christ are so forgiving of her proclivity to use a microphone as an uzzi.

My new book is gonna be called "If Republicans Had Souls, They'd Be Human Beings".

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Postby Flumpy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:41 am

Mennisco wrote: Perhaps the worst offender is that little piece of filth known as Ann Coulter, a media slut worse than Madonna.


She's hideous. Luckily we just don't get such specimens on TV over here (Although Melanie Phillips is vile in her own way).

As Chris Rock once succinctly put it to her "You're one mean bitch"!!!
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Postby Half Miler » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:58 am

My post was deleted on Free Speech Day! Big Brother is alive and well. :x
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Postby Mennisco » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:24 pm

Flumpy wrote:
Mennisco wrote: Perhaps the worst offender is that little piece of filth known as Ann Coulter, a media slut worse than Madonna.


She's hideous. Luckily we just don't get such specimens on TV over here (Although Melanie Phillips is vile in her own way).

As Chris Rock once succinctly put it to her "You're one mean bitch"!!!


She's also thick as two short planks and could hardly hit sand if she fell off a camel during a hump. Has the audacity to say she has brains, then calls evolution "bogus science". I'm not sure what the speed of light is in her universe, but it must come to a grinding halt in that black hole between her ears.
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Postby Seeksreal » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:51 pm

I'm still looking for an international top-level gay or lesbian athlete who is out. We need a poster child for the GayLesbianBi IAAF Fantasy buddy league!!! :)
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Postby mump boy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:35 pm

Seeksreal wrote:I'm still looking for an international top-level gay or lesbian athlete who is out. We need a poster child for the GayLesbianBi IAAF Fantasy buddy league!!! :)


there's one US world champion who i thought it was common knowledge was gay. God forbid i actually name him but everyone knows it.
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Postby Flumpy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:15 pm

I was just going to say the same thing. He's not 'in the closet' it's just not been publicised.

If he decided to announce it to the world I doubt anyone would raise and eyebrow but it's not really relevant to his sporting career so wwhy would he bother.
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Postby kuha » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:01 am

Flumpy wrote:If he decided to announce it to the world I doubt anyone would raise and eyebrow


And I think it's a very good sign that many of us are so little concerned about this that we don't even have the energy to ask "who is it?" That fact isn't relevant to the activity on the track, and is just another reminder that ALL athletes are three-dimensional human beings, with personal lives, a variety of interests and talents, etc., etc.
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Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:20 am

I saw a great interview with Billie Jean King yesterday and she said something that seems to make her unique among homosexuals. She said that knowing everything she knows now, if she had to do her whole life over again, she would have still married Lawrence King because she was not a homosexual when she married him, and at the time, she wanted the typical American family including house with white picket fence and three kids. She basically said that she never thought about girls growing up and was always attracted to boys, and that she evolved into a homosexual but was born a heterosexual. I've also read some place else that one of her biggest regrets was getting an abortion, which she did largely because she didn't want to take a year off from the prime of her tennis career, and thought there would be plenty of time to make babies after she retired, not realizing that she would be divorcing her husband and abandoning her heterosexual lifestyle in the future.
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Postby Seeksreal » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:04 pm

kuha wrote:
Flumpy wrote:If he decided to announce it to the world I doubt anyone would raise and eyebrow


And I think it's a very good sign that many of us are so little concerned about this that we don't even have the energy to ask "who is it?" That fact isn't relevant to the activity on the track, and is just another reminder that ALL athletes are three-dimensional human beings, with personal lives, a variety of interests and talents, etc., etc.

Which is why it is important that some gay and lesbian athletes come out and show that it is OK to be gay and a top-level athlete. Most straight people still don't understand what it is like to be considered second-class. As much progress as have been made, we are still FAR away from true equality!
Mump and Flump: If you don't want to say the name, can you at least say the event?
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Postby Flumpy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:21 pm

No. It's not our place to out anybody on T&FN.

I completely agree with your premise that it's important to have gay role models but that is entirely dependent on them wanting to be so. Whilst I would have huge respect for anybody who decides to make the matter know to a wider public, I'm not going to do it for them and I'm surprised that you would ask.
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Postby Pego » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:55 pm

Flumpy wrote:No. It's not our place to out anybody on T&FN.

I completely agree with your premise that it's important to have gay role models but that is entirely dependent on them wanting to be so. Whilst I would have huge respect for anybody who decides to make the matter know to a wider public, I'm not going to do it for them and I'm surprised that you would ask.


Absolutely correct. An individual's sexual orientation is nobody's business.
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Postby mump boy » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:05 am

i'm not naming names but i also find it rather annoying that it would be a big deal if i did, as if there is still something wrong with being gay and it's a brave decision to tell people. i don't think it's brave to be out i think it's cowardly not to be.

For all i know there are many athletes who are openly gay but nobody has bothered to ask them about it in an interview and they haven't felt the need to talk about their personal life in what is ultimately a work environment. i don't know anything about the personal lives of many athletes i presume to be straight, so what's the difference. it seems common knowledge the athlete i was refering to is gay (although i have no personal knowledge of the fact) i wasn't told as gossip just as an accepted fact, they may very well have no problem with the wider public knowing or discussing it.
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Postby Marlow » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:11 pm

Apropos of nothing (except gayness), but I almost bought a t-shirt the other day that said,

Sorry girls - I'm gay

which I thought my wife would appreciate (!), but she gave me that frowny look, and I put it back in the rack. :twisted:
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Postby kuha » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:24 pm

Marlow wrote:Apropos of nothing (except gayness), but I almost bought a t-shirt the other day that said,

Sorry girls - I'm gay

which I thought my wife would appreciate (!), but she gave me that frowny look, and I put it back in the rack. :twisted:


Oh, go for it! Your wife might not enjoy it, but we sure would! :P
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Postby Seeksreal » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:43 am

Since I started this thread (and probably helped cause the creation of this forum!) 4 years ago, no major T&F has come out publicly to date. How long will it take and what will the reaction be when it finally happens? Women tend to be a lot more courageous when it comes to revealing their sexuality, so I'm thinking several lesbians will come out before we'll see a guy do it.
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Postby lonewolf » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:57 pm

What purpose would it serve for active (or retired) T&F athletes to "come out."? i cannot imagine a positive benefit.
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Postby Marlow » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:08 pm

lonewolf wrote:What purpose would it serve for active (or retired) T&F athletes to "come out."? i cannot imagine a positive benefit.

In today's parlance 'coming out' is seen more as 'courageous' than even addressing the gay aspect. Megan Fox 'came out', immediately got some buzz; some people saw her as more than just a "smokin' hot babe", but then she married some guy and admitted the gay statement was just about 'youthful experimentation', so she had the best of both worlds. She managed to garner sympathy and 'cred' as a 'real' person, but then keep her straight (men) following.
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Postby lonewolf » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Marlow wrote:
lonewolf wrote:What purpose would it serve for active (or retired) T&F athletes to "come out."? i cannot imagine a positive benefit.

Megan Fox 'came out', immediately got some buzz; some people saw her as more than just a "smokin' hot babe", .

Uhhh??? Yeah, makes sense but who is Megan Fox and what T&F event does she compete in? :? .
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Postby mump boy » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:43 pm

In this day and age in the western world it is not courageous to come out, it is something most people do in their teens !!
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Postby kuha » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:46 pm

Exactly. Some folks I knew in the mid-1970s were courageous for not hiding who they were. Nowadays, who cares? The world has changed completely since then.
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Postby gh » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:09 pm

The sports world hasn't changed much.
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Postby valleyrunner » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:00 pm

A couple thoughts to add to this. One is that there are at LEAST a half dozen major US stars that are gay, some of which are on the team to Daegu. Everyone in the track community that travels around these athletes is well aware of this and most of these athletes do not particularly hide it. However they know that a full "coming out" can cost them and as much as they could help others to follow should they do so, their agent more than likely convinces them its not worth the risk. While some would no doubt get a boost in support would it offset potential pitfalls?

I just find it so ironic that so many conservatives in the US are anti-homosexual and push the government to ban gay marriage but protest like crazy when there is any government intervention into business and corporations saying thats not the role of government.

Seems to be there are far fewer anti-homosexual athletes around than their used to be although I still have to remind some athletes of how inappropriate saying the word faggot is I know they are not talking about bundled sticks of wood!
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Postby Marlow » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:17 pm

kuha wrote:Exactly. Some folks I knew in the mid-1970s were courageous for not hiding who they were. Nowadays, who cares? The world has changed completely since then.


but still a long way to go.

valleyrunner wrote:there are at LEAST a half dozen major US stars that are gay . . . they know that a full "coming out" can cost them and as much as they could help others to follow should they do so, their agent more than likely convinces them its not worth the risk. . . . so many conservatives in the US are anti-homosexual and push the government to ban gay marriage


Anyone thinks that 'gay' isn't still a significant stigma is not in touch with Middle America, where 'faggot' or 'that's so gay' still flourishes.
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Postby Flumpy » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:45 pm

The athletics world would give a collective shrug of 'who gives a shit' and continue on as normal. The reason no one has 'come out' is because it has absolutely nothing to do with running, jumping or throwing. There are undoubtedly many athletes who are openly gay in their private lives but the are very few circumstances where the fact would overlap onto the track.

I doubt they're hiding it, it probably just doesn't come up.

Phil - "So how was that race for you"
Athletic Gayer - "Really great thanks and by the way, I like a big cock!!!"

Not going to happen is it?
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Postby bman » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:42 pm

Marlow wrote:Anyone thinks that 'gay' isn't still a significant stigma is not in touch with Middle America, where 'faggot' or 'that's so gay' still flourishes.


True, people can say it isn't an issue (maybe in other places it isn't), but on the lower levels it absolutely is an issue. The original point of the tread was about seeksreal being pushed away from track for cultural reasons and there is no doubt we are loosing many athletes for this reason. One can say who gives a shit at the upper levels but in many American high schools the situation is different.
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Postby mump boy » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:32 pm

Flumpy wrote:The athletics world would give a collective shrug of 'who gives a shit' and continue on as normal. The reason no one has 'come out' is because it has absolutely nothing to do with running, jumping or throwing. There are undoubtedly many athletes who are openly gay in their private lives but the are very few circumstances where the fact would overlap onto the track.

I doubt they're hiding it, it probably just doesn't come up.

Phil - "So how was that race for you"
Athletic Gayer - "Really great thanks and by the way, I like a big cock!!!"

Not going to happen is it?


Are you serious ?? :?

We know loads about the personal lives of many athletes, who they are in relationships with etc and it entirely normal for them to talk about this in public. Nobody would say it was an invasion of privacy or none of our business if sanya was asked about her marriage or Jemma Simpson was aasked about ChrisThompson.

It would seen that being gay truly is 'the love that dare speak it's name' the fact that this discussion has been banished to the free speech thread only to rear it's head once a year would seem to confirm this fact :x
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Postby Flumpy » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:31 am

I don't understand half of you post but obviously I'm not saying they shouldn't come out I'm just saying that there are very few circumstances in which the such information would be publicised.

I have no idea about the private lives of the vast majority of athletes that I watch on a regular basis. My point was that there could be loads of gaylords out there who aren't 'in the closet' but have just seen no reason to announce the fact to the world.
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Postby mump boy » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:54 am

ammended i was writing on my phone

my point is that you shouldn't have to 'come out' as if it was something furtive and shameful, especially if you're not 'in the closet'. There is a conspiracy of silence around homosexuality that is perpetuated by the idea that nobody can speak about it. I know of at least 2 US athletes who are 'out' and i believe at one stage in a relationship (they may still be for all i know) but it would be considered innaporopriate to post it here or ask then in an interview. Heteresexual relationships are not held to the same standard. This thought process is exemplified by the fact that this topic is hidden away in the free speach forum
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Postby trevorp » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:35 am

valleyrunner wrote:... so many conservatives in the US are anti-homosexual and push the government to ban gay marriage ...

People are perfectly entitled to dislike homosexuality or find it distasteful. I like to know where people stand. This is why political correctness is so corrosive: one can never be sure that what people say is what they truly believe. I generally trust conservatives more than liberals in this regard. Here in Europe, the identity-obsessed Left banged on about gay rights ad nauseam (not really doing us any favours or winning us any friends) but then dropped us like hot potatoes when 'Islamophobia' was invented: their 'support' of us was not genuine but ideological. (Their new playmates are anything but liberal, but this doesn't seem to be a problem. Go figure.) Many gay (and other minority) people will have had a similar experience on a personal level: being worn like a badge to show how open-minded your 'friend' is.

Marlow wrote:Anyone thinks that 'gay' isn't still a significant stigma is not in touch with Middle America, where 'faggot' or 'that's so gay' still flourishes.

I've never understood this disdain for 'Middle America', whether by that you mean the allegedly unsophisticated inhabitants of 'flyover country' or the American middle class. Do you really believe that Middle America is a more dangerous place for me than the inner-city, parts of London or my home town - or, further afield, the Caribbean, significant portions of Africa, or almost anywhere in the Islamic world?

Apologies for going slightly off-topic.
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Postby Avante » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:39 am

What's with the parades? Gays/lesbians have this need to..."look we are different"....why?

Let's be honest...ok? Star QB has just won the Superbowl, his lover another guy runs over and they embrace and kiss, I gotta be honest.....yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Something tells me I gotta be cool with that or I suffer from some sort of phobia/problem etc.....right? I can't just think two guys kissing is....yuck!...can I?
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Postby Marlow » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:56 am

trevorp wrote:I've never understood this disdain for 'Middle America', whether by that you mean the allegedly unsophisticated inhabitants of 'flyover country' or the American middle class. Do you really believe that Middle America is a more dangerous place for me than the inner-city, parts of London or my home town - or, further afield, the Caribbean, significant portions of Africa, or almost anywhere in the Islamic world? Apologies for going slightly off-topic.

Go into any Wal-mart and you will find Middle America (yes, I shop there too, and am certainly white-bread, but with some Left Coast aberrant ideological issues (ask lonewolf! :D ). Middle America is absolutely harmless. It hates the KKK as much as it does Black Panthers (not that either even exist in any meaningful way any more). It barks a lot, but never bites. it understands that it shouldn't be offended by gay behavior (see Avante's post just above), but can't help itself.
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