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Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.
Just after the IOC gave athletes the go ahead to speak their minds, the Russian police arrested four activists in St Petersburg under the LGBT propaganda laws.
Michael Sam is a gay black man, but should that be a strike against him because there are people too afraid to play alongside him?
"I'm not going to say which Super Bowl it was, but I just remember getting off the elevator one night. It was early on in
I have been distraught sitting back watching athletes answer unnecessary and inappropriate questions around their sexuality due to our lack of true compassion, dignity and love for all. We now exist in a society where our own obsession with others trumps respect for others' personal lives.
"He's 100% right and I've been saying it all along from the start," Ayanbadejo told TMZ. "You're talking about a guy who
There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?
Aside from posing for NOH8 and making speeches on gay marriage, Barrowman can be seen on the second season of "Arrow" on
Take a look at the photo below, then scroll down to keep reading: Other participants in the campaign have included Kim Kardashian
As of late, there has been a few LGBT-friendly mobile applications to hit the market. On May 6, "RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragopolis
Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL.
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It's only a short step from "don't cry like a girl" and "don't be a bitch" to "women are inferior." These assumptions and connections, part of what many are calling "toxic masculinity," enable violence against gay (or "effeminate" men) and violence against women alike.
If these are just football matters, why are we seeing all the headlines about these men being cut for supporting gays and lesbians? It's simple: Because people still want to believe that the NFL hates gay people.
When Jason Collins decided to reveal the life he'd kept secret for so long, Harris, Dean, James Baldwin before them, and many other literary figures had already been on set, prepping the scene, readying our minds for what's to come.
Think about it: if coming out as an ally and publicly supporting equality is considered a "distraction," how will an NFL team react to the avalanche of media attention, accolades, hate mail, death threats, etc. when an active player actually comes out as gay?
Shortly after his release, Ayanbadejo said he believed his advocacy played a role in the Ravens' decision to let him go. This
He also expounded upon his previous announcement that a few gay NFL players will soon come out. In April, the 36-year-old
"He's done everything on his own," he said. "His Branch Rickey were guys like Chris Kluwe and Scott Fujita and organizations
Above, watch a clip of Davis discussing gay pro athletes with Joy Behar. The former Tennessee Titans player and HuffPost