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Zico Coconut Water for Hydration

HYDRATION = Coconut Water

For more than 4,000 years, coconut water has been revered as a natural
source of nutrition, wellness, beauty and hydration. In times of famine
and war, coconut water has been used as an intravenous fluid and saved
many lives. It’s the only natural substance that can be safely injected
into the human blood stream. Now modern science has validated its
effectiveness, especially as a natural sports drink.

ZICO contains the five electrolytes that support your body with what it needs to stay hydrated and perform at your best. One ZICO has more potassium than a banana – 15 times more than most sports drinks – to prevent cramping. Drink ZICO before or during a workout for the natural energy you need for optimal performance. After a workout, ZICO replenishes and re-hydrates you to aide recovery.

A friend of mine said he did not care for the taste of coconut water. I told him to add it to his after work out protein shake. Now, he loves it!  Heck, you can even make a cocktail out of it and use it a mixer! Goes great with vodka. 

Over indulge at last nights cocktail party?  Coconut Water may just be what your body needs to help it recover from the night of adult beverage consumption and here is why.

Keep in mind that after a long
night of drinking the body is drained of vital fluids and nutrients.
This is due to the fact that alcohol is a diuretic and will deplete the
nutrients in your body in a very short amount of time. Coconut water
offers the fluids and nutrients that need to be replaced as soon as
possible.

ZICO

Matthew Mitcham TWISTS AND TURNS Autographed Book

Matthew Mitcham : 

Twists and Turns – 
SIGNED COPIES 
AT A SPECIAL PRICE!
We just love Matthew Mitcham, here at BestGayNewsMagazine.com!  
At the Beijing Olympics, in the summer of 2008, Matthew Mitcham became
the first openly gay man in modern history to win an Olympic GOLD medal.
Gay men and women had medaled before, but they had done so while
keeping their sexuality secret, only coming out afterwards. Openly gay
athletes had won bronze and silver medals before but not gold.
Despite his diving achievements, Mitcham struggled to attract corporate sponsorship. In the The Advocate, an editor said, “What’s a guy to do when he’s got the gold, the fame, the man – but no big-time endorsements?” In 2009, Mitcham secured financial support from the Australian telecommunications provider Telstra. In 2010, he was announced as the new face of Funky Trunks and has appeared on advertising campaigns across Australia, Europe and the United States. He is also a spokesman and “swimwear ambassador” for the brand.

“People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold
medal and fame hadn’t changed me. I always responded, ‘Why would I
change? Being me is the easiest person to be.’ I was lying. It wasn’t.”

At
the Beijing Olympic Games, he made history with an unforgettable dive,
the first to ever score perfect tens from all four judges, and won gold
for Australia. Grinning with pride from front pages around the world,
there was no hint of the personal demons that had led this supremely
talented young dynamo to quit diving less than two years before. 

Joyously out and proud, Matthew was a role model for his courage both in
and out of the pool. Yet the crippling self-doubt and shadow of
depression that had plagued him all his life forced him into premature
retirement, at one point reduced to circus diving to earn money. 

Even
after Beijing and being ranked number 1 in the world, those closest to
Matthew could not guess that beneath that cheeky, fun-loving exterior,
he was painfully aware of how easily it could unravel. 

In the lead-up to
the London Olympics, when injury threatened his hopes, he will have to
find the strength again to balance his striving for perfectionism with
the fear of his self-doubt taking hold again.

Matthew  was addicted to crystal meth in 2011 that almost
derailed his career. He had treated it with rehab, hypnotherapy and help
from friends, he writes in his new book, “Twists and Turns,”.

Told with the honesty and
courage he is admired for, Twists and Turns is an inspiring story of a true champion, in and out of the pool.

THE BOOK SHOP has a limited number of the books right now, autographed, and at a special price!! ORDER YOURS TODAY!!

Lance Armstrong Being Sued By Readers of his Book

Sometimes, maybe it is better to keep your mouth shut? The truth may set you free….but this guys life is being destroyed. 

  A class-action lawsuit filed in a federal court in
California this week accuses cyclist Lance Armstrong and his book
publishers of peddling fiction as fact.

The lawsuit mentions two of Armstrong’s books, “Every Second Counts”
and “It’s Not About the Bike.” It accuses the cyclist and his publishers
of fraud and false advertising.

The suit says the books were sold “based upon the false belief that
they were true and honest works of nonfiction when, in fact, Defendants
knew or should have known that these books were works of fiction.”

After years of vehemently denying that he used drugs to boost his
performance during his record seven Tour de France wins, Armstrong
confessed to Oprah Winfrey last week that he lied.

READ MORE at CNN

Brendon Ayanbadejo wants increased Super Bowl media to help support same-sex marriage

Gotta Love Bendon Ayanbadejo. How cool is he??

With
the national spotlight shining on the Super Bowl-bound Ravens this
week, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some
attention off the gridiron.

According to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni,
just hours after Baltimore’s AFC championship win, Ayanbadejo directed
an e-mail to marriage equality advocates asking how he could utilize the
increased Super Bowl media to help support same-sex marriage.

It was almost 4 A.M. Monday morning Eastern time when he wrote the
email. He’d just arrived back home in the Baltimore area from the Boston
area, where the Ravens-Patriots contest had taken place. He was pumped
up, heart bursting with excitement over the Ravens’ good fortune,
thoughts racing about the two weeks leading up to the Bowl. And those
thoughts turned not just to a possible victory, but also to same-sex
marriage and his continued efforts to promote it. 
WHAT?   What other football player would do this.  This is so huge, to have an outspoken straight ally, looking to use his spotlight, FOR US!

He tapped out an email to Brian Ellner, a leading marriage-equality
advocate with whom he had worked before, and Michael Skolnik, the
political director for Russell Simmons, a hip-hop mogul who has become
involved in many issues, including same-sex marriage.

Ayanbadejo wrote: “Is there anything I can do for marriage equality or
anti- bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl
media?” The time stamp on the email was 3:40:35 A.M.

Ayanbadejo is one of two National Football League players whose
frequent public statements and gestures in support of same-sex marriage
drew widespread attention during this latest football season. The other
is the Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.

The Times wrote a profile of each of them. The one on Ayanbadejo is here, and the one on Kluwe here. I also interviewed both players and quoted them in a blog post that accompanied a column last year on a former major league baseball team owner who was coming out of the closet.

Read more of  Brendon and this amazing story

2013 is going to be OUR YEAR! These are remarkable times we are witnessing!

Thank you, to all of our straight allies!

Matthew Mitcham Reveals Crystal Meth Addiction

BEIJING gold medallist Matthew Mitcham will not be excluded from the 2016 Australian Olympic team despite confessing to a crystal meth addiction, a drug that features as a “stimulant” on the WADA banned list.

 Less than 24 hours after the Australian Olympic Committee executive passed a motion that future athletes must sign statutory declarations that they had not used performance-enhancing substances, Mitcham’s revelations provide a crucial first-up test.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that following his Olympic win in 2008 after still failing to be ranked as World #1, he descended into depression:
Self-doubt came crashing back, fueled by injury. Secretly smoking crystal meth to boost his moods, he was soon in the grip of addiction.
He knew the drug’s dangers. But ”taking it was something I did … to take my mind off things that were upsetting me – to make me feel better about myself.” 

The openly gay Mitcham has climbed back from last year’s depths with the aid of Narcotics Anonymous, a drug rehabilitation clinic, hypnotherapy and the support of his inner circle. He’s chased the demons away and is training for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
In therapy still, he believes he is happier and healthier. As for fully understanding himself, he writes: ”The answers continue to elude me. I may work it out one day.”
Said Mitcham to Australia’s Nine News program 60 Minutes: “I certainly was addicted to crystal meth…I just felt like such a massive sham.”

CHRIS KLUWE Shows His Support for Marriage Equality in OUT

Chris Kluwe ‘shows’ his 

support in OUT Magazine

By Shaun Knittel 
Best Gay News Magazine 
Staff Writer 
Outspoken straight ally to the LGBTQ community, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe posed for pictures in the current issue of OUT Magazine.
 Kluwe, who strongly supports the freedom to marry, recently told CNN, “To me, this fight is about equality and human rights. The fact is, there are Americans who pay taxes and serve in our military — who defend this country — who do not receive the same legal protections as the rest of us. To me, that’s flat-out discrimination. That’s the same as segregation or suffrage.”
 “I will defend to the death your right to say or do whatever you want, as long as it does not oppress other people,” he said. 
The pro football player told OUT Magazine’s Cyd Zeigler he has “always relished breaking that stereotype of the dumb jock athlete because while I enjoyed athletics growing up, I also enjoyed reading and video games, and athletic sport is not what defines me as a person.”
 “I think as more and more generations start rising through the NFL, a lot of these kids see that it’s OK to be something other than an athlete,” he continued. “I think there is a much more tolerant atmosphere in the NFL now,” he told CNN, when asked if an openly gay player would be accepted in the league. “[But] until someone comes out, we never will know.”
Kluwe has also said via his Twitter account that he’s ready and willing to debate any Minnesota politician on the same-sex marriage issue. 
In fact, according to Yahoo! Sports, he recently sent 10 debate invitations to prominent local Republicans, and has not received a response.
“Citizens united – corporations are not people,” he told CNN. “And if you look at our current election, we’re spending over a billion dollars to decide who our next President is going to be, and to me, that says that money has an overriding influence in our politics right now.”
Kluwe says he’s merely reaching out to speak for those he feels are not properly represented.
 “It shouldn’t be news when someone speaks out for equality. It should be news when someone speaks out against it.”

Orlando Cruz comes out a pro Boxing’s first openly Gay Athlete

Orlando Cruz comes out a pro boxing’s 

first openly Gay Athlete 

By Shaun Knittel
 Best Gay News Magazine 
Staff Writer 
Orlando Cruz, a professional boxer from San Juan Puerto Rico (18-2-1, 9 KOs), former Olympian and currently ranked No. 4 Featherweight by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), announced October 3 that he ”Is a proud Gay man.”
Cruz is the first openly Gay man in boxing history. 
“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” Cruz said in a press release. “I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud Gay man.”
Cruz has enjoyed an impressive career. 
He began boxing at the age of 7 and posted an amateur career record of 178-11; won 7 Puerto Rico National Title’s and spent 4 years on The Puerto Rican National Team; Cruz won 7 Gold Medals, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze in various international tournaments.
His amateur career culminated as a representative of the 2000 Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia. 2000 Olympic teammates included former world champions Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon.
On December 15, 2000, Cruz made his professional debut and won his first world title on March 22, 2008 (vacant IBA Featherweight Title) and a regional title on October 14, 2011 (WBO Latino Featherweight title). 
His next fight is scheduled for October 19 at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida in which he will defend his WBO NABO title against Jorge Pazos. A win against Pazos should position Cruz for a world title shot. 
Cruz told the Los Angeles Times he’s received “unconditional, 100% support,” including text messages and Twitter and Facebook notes of endorsement from Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin.
“I was physically and mentally prepared for whatever the reaction would be before this, and I can tell you from the response, this will never bother me again,” Cruz said. “I feel comfortable with myself.”
 He also comes out as an advocate for marriage equality, saying, “The Gay community should have the same rights as the heterosexual community, and I want to be part of that movement to make that happen here.”

Ben Cohen Launches STAND UP Magazine

I met Ben Cohen about 1 year ago

 when he launched his STAND UP campaign in Chicago. 
He said to me, “We plan to REALLY DO SOMETHING about bullying – not just talk about how things will get better for someone” –
AND HE HAS DONE SOMETHING!
3500+ sports teams have signed his STAND UP Charter. He is truly bringing awareness and making changes in the world of sports. 
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc. is the world’s first foundation
dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of
bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it.

Gay Atlanta can’t get enough of rugby stud Ben Cohen, and vice versa. A week after his last visit and even before he returns to top Atlanta Pride, Cohen’s StandUp Foundation announces its new magazine and sets an Atlanta launch party for November.

The first issue of the quarterly publication (photo) hits on Nov. 14
with a W Midtown Hotel launch party hosted by the cover boy – Cohen, who
else? – himself, according to a Wednesday announcement from Cohen and
his Atlanta-based foundation. 

The magazine will carry the tagline “True
Champions Stand Up,” feature athletes’ personal stories, and focus on
the “best in sports, including character, fairness and inclusion.”

StandUp magazine benefits the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and its
effort to fight bullying and remove homophobia from sports. It will be
available nationwide with planned distribution by subscription and at
Barnes & Noble stores. Future issues are scheduled to come out in
February, May and August 2013.

Of course, Cohen has experience as a cover boy and using his sex
appeal to further his cause with gay fans in Atlanta across the world. Video of his sexy 2013 calendar shoot is a hit in itself. The magazine cover follows his StandUp underwear line, a hot 2012 calendar (view photos), just as scrummy and yummy 2011 calendar and soaking wet 2010 calendar.

Hottie Swimmer Tom Daley gets WET and Nearly Naked in his Calender

Tom Daley reveals pictures from his official 2013 calendar

By Shaun Knittel
Best Gay News
 Magazine Staff Writer

Tom Daley, the 18-year-old Olympic medalist, who recently
spoke of his interest in a potential film career, released photos where he
appears topless and soaked in water, September 26 in a series of snaps from the
upcoming calendar, his first official one.

 
“The one on the front cover where I’m covered in water
was really funny to do,” said Daley, “Someone had to pour a bucket of
water over me, it wasn’t cold, it was sort of lukewarm. It took a few takes to
get it right though because the water needed to be in the right place.”

In other pictures Daley can be seen mid-dive during the
London 2012 Olympics and holding up his bronze medal, which the Devon-born
diver says is his favorite picture.
“I’m going to give it to all my friends at Christmas;
it will be a funny present. My friends all think the calendar is really
funny,” Tom adds. “It’s a mick take almost. It’s the first calendar
I’ve done and it was good fun. I really enjoyed it and I just hope people like
it.”

“It really just sums up my year. There are a couple of Olympic-themed pictures so it’s a good souvenir too.”
 
The British diver who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics and became a national hero in the UK, has always had his sexual orientation called into question.

For the record, Daley hasn’t declared he is gay or straight. 

Get his book now! 

Toronto Blue Jays Escobar Gets BITCH SLAPPED!

Toronto Blue Jays player Yunel Escobar, who took the field over the weekend with “Tu Ere Maricon” (“You are a faggot”) painted in his eye black, will face a three game suspension and donate his lost salary to anti-defamation group GLAAD, and You Can Play, an organization dedicated to combating homophobia in sports.
He will also undergo sensitivity training.
Said Escobar at a press conference this afternoon, through a translator: “I don’t have anything against homosexuals. I have friends that are gay…It’s just something that’s been said amongst the Latinos. It’s not something that’s meant to be offensive.”  – seriously dude? You are a Faggot, is not offensive??
Said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick:
“Today’s actions show that MLB and the Toronto Blue Jays are committed
to creating an environment that all fans and families can enjoy, not a
place where discriminatory language and anti-gay attitudes are
accepted.”

Matthew Mitcham and Tom Dailey Hot Male SexPots

OMG!
 How sexy can these boys get?!
They are just a Speedo full of….sex!

Matthew Mitcham Promises to Dive Naked

 If He Wins Gold

The Men’s 10-meter Platform just became must see TV

If you’re still unsure of who to root for in the Men’s 10-meter
platform event, let me help you out; Mitcham. While you may be tempted
to root for your own country, consider the fact that if the Aussie wins
gold he promised, via Twitter, to dive naked off the 10m platform.

I realize this event does offer a tough choice, I mean it’s tough to
choose between Australia’s Matthew Mitcham and Britain’s Tom Daley? They
both have gorgeous swimmer’s builds, sexy accents, and the ability to
fill out a Speedo.

Read more  at  OUT

Greg Louganis Olympics 2012 Documentary

Award-winning filmmakers, director Cheryl Furjanic (Sync or Swim) and producer Will Sweeney (The Royal Tenenbaums), today announced they will film Olympic legend Greg Louganis in London during the 2012 Olympic Games to continue documenting his return to the sport of diving after a twenty-year absence.

This footage will become part of a feature-length independent documentary titled BACK ON BOARD GREG LOUGANIS about the diving champion’s inspiring personal story, due to be released in 2013.

The film reveals Louganis’ evolution from childhood diving prodigy to Olympic champion, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to a sometimes forgotten sports icon.  BACK ON BOARD GREG LOUGANIS is an engrossing story about an American hero on the cusp of a comeback.  His recent return to the sport (once synonymous with his name) as a mentor to USA Diving’s current Olympic team provides an exciting new chapter to his life-story.

“Greg’s story is so inspiring and his life is really extraordinary.  As a gay filmmaker, I’ve always admired Greg and I saw this film as an opportunity to reintroduce a true pioneer to the American public.   He has seen life’s high highs and low lows — we can all learn a lot from Greg’s story,” said director Cheryl Furjanic.

“His story is connected to so many important moments in American history including the Olympics, the AIDS epidemic, the gay rights movement, and even the recent housing crisis ” said producer Will Sweeney. “Greg’s return to diving after feeling unwelcome for so long gave us a natural way to tell his unique story and explore his enduring legacy.”

Louganis’ legacy will become even more powerful as this film travels throughout the world affecting the lives of the next generation.  While most people remember the four-time Olympic champion for winning one of his gold medals after hitting his head on the board at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, few realize how many of today’s important social issues have affected him: LGBT rights; HIV/AIDS; bullying; dyslexia; adoption; depression; domestic violence; and the housing crisis, to name a few.  The filmmakers are committed to using this film to do educational outreach in connection with the distribution of the film.

“What the public has seen is pretty powerful. But, what goes on behind the scenes, I think was even more incredible,” said Greg Louganis.

The filmmakers are utilizing the innovative crowd-funding website Kickstarter to help finance the production of BACK ON BOARD GREG LOUGANIS. Kickstarter connects the general public with filmmakers to provide maximum creative freedom by directly engaging with their audience during the production.

KICKSTARTER Campaign

For more information about BACK ON BOARD visit:

Web: LouganisDoc.com
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Stupid Sh*t Straight People Do

Do people have no sense of right or wrong they are drinking? 

Would you help someone, or at least call security if you saw this??

An Alabama Fan Teabags A Passed-Out LSU Fan At The Bourbon Street Krystal Restaurant.

Passed out from something, no one helps this guy. But they all want to have their photo taken with him and abuse him. No one appears to help him.

The Krystal restaurant at the mouth of Bourbon Street in New Orleans is a place where the occasionally odd, bizarre, or criminal
events take place. We don’t know which of these this incident 
is, if not all three. That’s especially given that some people are
claiming the victim in this is now dead,
making the “This guy’s life is
over” line uttered in the video creepy. (Sources are  trying to get in touch
with New Orleans police.)

The NSFW  video is  at  DeadSpin.

Straight Rugby Player Wakes from Stroke and is now GAY

A straight RUGBY player suffered a stroke
during a freak gym accident which left him unconscious – only to
discover he was gay when he woke.

Chris
Birch, 26, quit his bank job to become a hairdresser, grew to hate
sport, called off his engagement to a girl  and started dating a man!

He was trying to impress his friends with a
back flip when he broke his neck and suffered a stroke. He was rushed
to hospital where his fiancee and family waited for news.

He spoke about the remarkable transformation after he came round.

“I
was gay when I woke up and I still am,” he said. “It sounds strange
but when I came round I immediately felt different. I wasn’t interested
in women any more.


“I had never been attracted to a man
before – I’d never even had any gay friends. But I didn’t care about
who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings.”

Prior to
the accident, Mr Birch was planning on settling down with his
girlfriend and spent weekends playing sport and drinking with his
mates.


“It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different”

Mr
Birch, of Ystrad Mynach, South Wales, said: “Suddenly I hated
everything about my old life. I didn’t get on with my friends, I hated
sport and found my job boring.

“I started to take more pride
in my appearance, bleached my hair and started working out. I went from
a 19st skinhead, to a 11st preened man. People I used to know barely recognized me and with my new look I became even more confident.”
He retrained as a hairdresser and now lives with his partner Jack Powell, 19, above the salon he works in.

He
sought advice from his neuro­logist who said the personality changes
could be due to the stroke opening up a different part of his brain.

Mr
Birch said: “I think I’m happier than ever, so I don’t regret the
accident. I’m nothing like the old Chris now but I wouldn’t change a
thing.” 

Stroke Association spokesman Joe
Korner said: “During recovery the brain makes new neural connections
which can trigger things people weren’t aware of, such as accent,
language or perhaps a different sexuality.”

WOW!

DORITO’s and Frito-Lay GO GAY for the Superbowl 2011

4 men…
.and a bag of Dorito’s!
 

 

A bag of Doritos brings two nearly naked men in a sauna closer together in one of two gay-themed ads the company may air during the Super Bowl.

Frito-Lay hopes that dirty, sexy, silly will sell chips.

Doritos has two commercials that The Advocate says  MAY  RUN  during the Super Bowl.

One is silly and funny. One is pretty dirty/sexy and then funny.

You just know, both will probably anger some queen somewhere because they both rely on stereotypes. But for the record, we still like them.

The Sauna  and  Told You So


    

Susan Sarandon Takes SPiN from New York to Los Angeles and Milwaukee

PING PONG IS HOT!

Last year actress Susan Sarandon took  on a new role – that of investor in SPiN ,  a Ping-Pong parlor that  opened its doors in New York.

The Thelma & Louise star, who discovered the game through her son Miles and helped launch the place in NYC ,  is very excited about her passion for ping pong.

 “I started finding out that there was this subculture of Ping-Pong and all these people that you wouldn’t expect are serious about it,” she said. “I just worked with Ed Norton, and he’s so committed that he trained in China while he was shooting a film there.”

SPiN Hollywood  at Mondrian will mark one of SPiN’s first expansions outside of New York, bringing two signature ping pong tables to the ADCB lounge, just steps from the famed Sunset Strip. SPiN hotel guests and visitors will enjoy tournaments, celebrity events and even cocktails and food over a casual game of table tennis.

What’s next for SPiN?  Chicago? – Well, close.  Milwaukee!  Yes, get ready, Milwaukee. Table tennis is coming to the Historic Third Ward this summer.

Spin Milwaukee, 233 E. Chicago St. (across from Rubin’s), will open later this summer and will feature 16,500 square feet of table tennis (12 tables and one center court), bars, a restaurant, pro shop and private event rooms. It’s not your father’s tennis club. This is custom designed, Olympic-caliber pingpong and entertainment.

WHO KNEW?!

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Gay News from Australia! AFL Supports LGBT Rights and Diversity

In America, MOST sports teams come off as very homophobic. It’s all very macho!  Overseas, you see  teams a little more relaxed. Attitudes around masculinity and sex are more relaxed in general. You have the French Rugby team posing for the gay market with Dieux du Stade: Gods of the Stadium    And even with the AFL, while they act very macho with their “blokiness”, they have fun with each other, often hugging, butt slapping and pulling shorts down!

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD reported  that  Now, dozens of top players and coaches have launched a
campaign to promote tolerance of homosexuality.

The ”inclusion and diversity” campaign boasts some of the biggest names
in football, including Neil Balme, Joel Selwood and Brownlow medallists Jimmy Bartel and Adam Goodes.

Almost 30 players and coaches have signed up to the
Players’ Association project, to be launched officially next month.

The sportsmen and coaches have been photographed holding
handwritten signs calling for acceptance and understanding of homosexuals.

Adelaide player Brett Burton is pictured with a placard that says: ”We all have our little differences – celebrate them!” Geelong football manager Neil Balme’s reads: ”Homophobic His-story!” Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson wrote in ”Nil bastardum carborundum”, which is mock-Latin for ”don’t let the bastards grind you down”.

Because of its profile, football has often seen itself in the vanguard
of social change, spearheading anti-racism campaigns and promoting respect towards women.

But the game may have trouble convincing people to believe its
new-found acceptance of homosexuals, given that not one player in the league is openly gay.

Channel Nine personality and Collingwood president Eddie McGuire recently
told gay magazine DNA that he had shared a ”wink and a nod” with gay AFL players.

Andrew Demetriou told The Sunday Age: ”Homophobia has no place in our game. The AFL altered our rules last year, to ensure that we stand against any discrimination on the basis of sexual identity or orientation.

”I congratulate the players who are leading the way in ensuring
 we continue to welcome each and every person to our game.”

 

Though not scheduled to be launched until closer to the International Day Against Homophobia ,
held annually on May 17, the project is already considered a
success because so many players and coaches are involved.

An attempt at a similar campaign by English soccer authorities
failed earlier this year because players would not take part.

Read more  at the SYDNEY  HERALD

Other straight allies  we  adore!

Daniel Radcliffe           Scott Herman         Hudson Taylor

Hot Male Athletes…
Dieux du stade 2010

Dieux du Stade: Gods of the Stadium

Locker Room Nudes / Dieux du Stade: The French National Rugby Team

World Outgames: Montreal, Gay Community, 1976 Summer Olympics,
1st World Outgames, Gay Games, Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association

Skater Johnny Weir Too Gay For America?

 

Can an ice skater be too gay? I guess so. Just ask Johnny Weir. American figure skater, a three-time U.S. National Champion (2004–2006), the 2008 Worlds bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final medalist, and the 2001 World Junior Champion. As of February 2010 he is ranked fourth in the world. But he is  TOO GAY for  STARS  ON ICE!.

He tells  ACCESS  HOLLYWOOD, “It’s for real. All because I am not family friendly enough. I understand I am a little outrageous but I wish I could perform for the fans…Maybe right now, just artistically and creatively, I’d love to have my own show, with musical acts, like maybe getting Lady Gaga! I don’t like to think there are any boundaries. Anytime you get men in glitter it’s flamboyant!”

Hopefully he will do DANCING WITH THE STARS.

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