Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe announced today that he’d be released from his team, and many suspect that his outspoken LGBT activism may be a contributing factor.
Months ago Kluwe famously sent a letter to a Maryland legislator berating him for suggesting Baltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo be released for speaking out in favor of marriage equality. He’s been one of the faces of the allied movement for gay rights ever since.
Kluwe’s age, salary and Locke’s talent all are factors in Kluwe’s release. So is Kluwe’s willingness to be outspoken on a variety of issues, despite the usual “Punters are seen, not heard” mandate. Kluwe says he wouldn’t change a thing.
“I think the sacrifice would be worth it,” Kluwe told Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune. “Now, I would hope that I would get the chance to play football again, because I think I can still play. But if it ends up being something that costs me that position, I think making people aware of an issue that is causing children to commit suicide is more important than kicking a leather ball.”
He’ll continue to be great wherever he ends up, football or not.
Being Gay In the Black Church- Sampson (Standup Comedy) (by sampson247)
Rohit Singh says she was looking at outfits in Jenny’s Bridal Boutique but when she asked to try one on, she was refused.
Singh said she plans to file a formal complaint about her treatment with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
“It might happen to some other transgender that might come to the store and she will hurt the same,” Singh said. “It so embarrassed me and my husband.”
What gay men give to the world. A-yup.
On the second one.
There’s this one gay club I go to that actually has a problem of straight guys going there to dance with girls. I guess these guys don’t understand that girls can also be gay, because they assume that any girls at the club are there with their gay guy friends.
So one night I was out on the dance floor, and I see this guy. He’s like over six-foot, at least, all beefed-up, muscle shirt, looks kindof like a douchebag. And he’s just circling the dance floor, in one continuous loop, looking at the crowd like a predator, and it’s creeping me the fuck out.
It’s creeping me out enough that I don’t immediately realize what’s going on nearby. Some girl has attracted one of the Assholes, who has proceeded to begin grinding on her. She’s pushing him away, telling him to get lost. He’s pulling that whole, “come on, don’t be a bitch” spiel, and generally just not getting the message.
BAM. Suddenly, the prowling guy swoops in, like some sort of Gay Avenger. He shoves himself between the girl and the Asshole, grabs the Asshole by the hips, and starts dirty dancing him like a God-damned fuck machine. Asshole completely flips his shit, like how DARE another man try to dance with him at a GAY BAR???, starts spitting curses, and tears ass off the dance floor and out onto the sidewalk.
The Gay Avenger turns back to the girl, inclines his head in an, “are you okay?” sort of gesture. She nods, and he returns to his previous position of circling the dance floor, looking for his next target.
Told this story to some guys upstairs. Apparently Gay Avenger is a regular there.
loves loves LOVES THIS!! the power of gayness hurrah!
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Push to Ban ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ in New Jersey (by TheYoungTurks)
A network TV producer is researching a report on the “ex-gay” industry and is trying to find people willing totalk.
In particular, she is hoping to track down individuals who have recently been exposed to reparative therapy as minors. Or parents who have made the decision to place children in therapy. What kind of treatment was offered (talk therapy, aversion therapy, drug therapy) and why? What was the impact on the family? Initial conversations would be confidential
Hi there. I’m Stavon, I’m a mother, married to a straight man, and bisexual. Some people get confused when I say I’m bisexual and married, thinking that I’m no longer bisexual, that such a thing can’t exist. Well, guess what? It does. I realized I was bisexual when I was in middle school, but I was very confused. I was going to a catholic school and I’d never heard of being bisexual, there was only gay and lesbian. It was hard to live with the reality of that until I entered high school and learned it was not only okay, but that other people were bisexual, too.
I tried to come out to my father when I was 14, and he asked the inevitable “Have you ever done anything with a girl?”. Of course I said no, I wasn’t ready to talk like that with my father. He told me I couldn’t be bisexual, then. So I asked how I was straight if I hadn’t done anything with guys, either. He was speechless.
Fast forward to when I was 19, and I tried telling my father again. He said he knew, and then he told me he could pick up any chick I could. =P
Even today, though, I get the discrimination from people for being bisexual. The people who I can tell don’t believe me, who think I just make it up for attention. Then I get the people who think my husband and I have threesomes with another woman. I like men and women, but I don’t share who I have. Being bisexual doesn’t make me open sexually, it doesn’t make me cheat on my husband, it doesn’t make me filthy. I look forward to a day where everyone can be tolerant and understanding of all people.
So, my fellow bisexuals, be proud, be you. ♥
—Stavon Joy Boavida via Wipe Out Biphobia @Facebook