PROP 8: Where are the athletes?

  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Nov 09, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    I youtubed "athletes prop 8" earlier trying to see if any athletes have spoken out against it, and my search came up with nothing

    If you search "actors prop 8' or "celebrities prop8" there is so many results, which dont get me wrong, is a GREAT thing

    but, where are the athletes? Id love a male sports star to say something, would be SO HUGE for young kids.....like an Andy Roddick or a Reggie Bush

    Does anyone know of any athletes who are doing so? B/c I do not
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    Nov 09, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    http://www.noh8campaign.com/photo-gallery/familiar-faces-part-2/photo/13436
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    Nov 15, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev saidhttp://www.noh8campaign.com/photo-gallery/familiar-faces-part-2/photo/13436


    thats cool that antonio cromartie did that, but not alot of ppl know him
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    Nov 15, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    You've got a really good point! Freakin sports folks need to stop being so damn homophobic and speak OUT already!
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    Nov 15, 2010 7:01 AM GMT
    ewe_nik saidYou've got a really good point! Freakin sports folks need to stop being so damn homophobic and speak OUT already!


    Um- yeah....... that's probably why they're not speaking OUT.... because they're homophobic.

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    Nov 15, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    A1EX said
    ewe_nik saidYou've got a really good point! Freakin sports folks need to stop being so damn homophobic and speak OUT already!


    Um- yeah....... that's probably why they're not speaking OUT.... because they're homophobic.

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    youre very rright...even on the small college team i was on, they were SOOO homophobic!....but then again, everyone on my team was from like the country prts of SC, GA, and NC
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    Nov 15, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    This just raises my suspicion even more that almost all men involved in sports are deeply closeted.

    ...except for the few who've come out of the closet.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 15, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    ewe_nik saidYou've got a really good point! Freakin sports folks need to stop being so damn homophobic and speak OUT already!



    Not speaking out does not necessarily = homophobic. For many people, Gay Rights simply is not on their own personal radar
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    Nov 15, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    I agree with CJA. It's not their fight...the issue doesn't affect their bottom line...IE their money! So for many it could be a non-issue.

    Just like not every non-person of color marched during the civil rights era. T
    That does not mean that they were racist. It just wasn’t an important enough issue for them to get involved.

    Gay rights are no different.

    I would rather have an athlete who truly believed in the cause as oppose to a faker!
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    Nov 15, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    Anyone up for a move to Sweden?? One of my dearest friends, who is 30 years old, has been legally married to his man since they were both 17 years old!!

    I just watched some vids of the Pride Parade in Stockholm...July 31, 2010.
    Among the parade participants were gay doctors, gay military, gay policemen (and women)... In short, no where in the world have I seen a society more open and accepting to a gay lifestyle.
    The current Prime Minister was VERY instrumental in legalizing adoption by gay couples...back in 2005 !!!!
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    Nov 15, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    Celebrities make money when people like them.
    Athletes make money when they win.

    Seems to me they probably don't have much of a reason to care.
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    Nov 15, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    Being gay, I care about civil rights and equal rights for all, but i think gay marriage is ridiculous. the entire concept is just lame. I would never marry another man.

    Its just another reason to throw a party. and maybe have a parade. I don't blame athletes for not wanting to get into this mess. I sure wouldn't.

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    Nov 15, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    I kept waiting for a national athlete or straight rapper or heavy metal singer to do an "It Gets Better" video too, telling bullies to knock it off. Bullies don't care what Broadway people or Ellen think of them anymore than they do what the theater/arty crowd in their school. But if Tom Brady or Jay-Z. had something to say about it, that might get their attention.

    The closest we got was Vinnie from Jersey Shore (who is a hypocrite because he was on video calling someone a homo as recently as this summer) and A.J. from the Backstreet Boys, which, well... it's nice of them, but....
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    Nov 15, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    CaliBoySwag saidBeing gay, I care about civil rights and equal rights for all, but i think gay marriage is ridiculous. the entire concept is just lame. I would never marry another man.

    Its just another reason to throw a party. and maybe have a parade. I don't blame athletes for not wanting to get into this mess. I sure wouldn't.



    That may be why some people do it, but others are just looking to ensure their partner isn't deported, or kicked out of their house or denied their estate when one of them passes away. You don't have to want one for yourself to think your fellow Americans should be entitled to the same rights that straight people take for granted.
  • metta

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    Nov 15, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    Magic Johnson speaks out against Prop. 8


    http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/11/magic-johnson-speaks-out-again.html
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Nov 16, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    metta8 saidMagic Johnson speaks out against Prop. 8


    http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/11/magic-johnson-speaks-out-again.html


    THATS GREAT! Good for Magic
  • Hunter9

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    Nov 16, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    Magic Johnson for president. Seriously, not just for this and not just because he's a laker, but the guy could seriously shake shit up.
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    Nov 16, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev saidhttp://www.noh8campaign.com/photo-gallery/familiar-faces-part-2/photo/13436


    he is one of the best corners in the whole game. and then being that sexy too amazing.
  • metta

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    Nov 16, 2010 8:39 AM GMT
    There is an athlete that gave money to support Prop 8. He was a baseball player

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    Jeff Kent, most recently of the Dodgers, has donated $15,000 to the Yes on 8 campaign. The initiative would ban gay marriage in California.
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    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2008/10/jeff-kent-donat.html

    Jeff Kent opens his checkbook and takes a stand against gay marriage

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/10/los-angeles-dod.html
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    Nov 16, 2010 9:07 AM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidI kept waiting for a national athlete or straight rapper or heavy metal singer to do an "It Gets Better" video too, telling bullies to knock it off. Bullies don't care what Broadway people or Ellen think of them anymore than they do what the theater/arty crowd in their school. But if Tom Brady or Jay-Z. had something to say about it, that might get their attention.

    The closest we got was Vinnie from Jersey Shore (who is a hypocrite because he was on video calling someone a homo as recently as this summer) and A.J. from the Backstreet Boys, which, well... it's nice of them, but....





    Mercedes Lander from the metal band Kittie did one.