Gay-Themed Sporting Events Become Staple, Not Protest

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    Aug 26, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    NYT: Gay-themed sporting events were once considered political statements and occasionally drew protests from opposing groups, but they have now become a seasonal staple, particularly in baseball. At least 18 of the 30 major league teams have hosted gay-themed events over the years

    Still, the intersection of gays and sports is not always a comfortable one. Only recently have the basketball player Jason Collins and the football player Michael Sam become the first active players in major North American sports to come out. No major league baseball player is publicly gay.

    To some, this is no trifling matter. In 2000, Goldey and her girlfriend at the time, Meredith Kott, were ejected from a game by security after nearby fans complained that they were kissing. The Dodgers publicly apologized, agreed to institute sensitivity training and donated 5,000 tickets to a gay and lesbian rights organization for a game.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/sports/gays-and-sports-intersect-more-easily-in-the-stands.html?ref=sports
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    Aug 26, 2014 3:51 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    woodsmen saidNYT: Gay-themed sporting events were once considered political statements and occasionally drew protests from opposing groups, but they have now become a seasonal staple, particularly in baseball. At least 18 of the 30 major league teams have hosted gay-themed events over the years

    Still, the intersection of gays and sports is not always a comfortable one. Only recently have the basketball player Jason Collins and the football player Michael Sam become the first active players in major North American sports to come out. No major league baseball player is publicly gay.

    To some, this is no trifling matter. In 2000, Goldey and her girlfriend at the time, Meredith Kott, were ejected from a game by security after nearby fans complained that they were kissing. The Dodgers publicly apologized, agreed to institute sensitivity training and donated 5,000 tickets to a gay and lesbian rights organization for a game.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/sports/gays-and-sports-intersect-more-easily-in-the-stands.html?ref=sports

    Of course another case of article spamming from The New York Times Sales representative, a.k.a. the "Woodsmen." Does The Times not allow you to comment on ANY of these hundreds of copy and paste postings you make that are ALL from The New York Times?

    The NYT has nothing to do with your criticism: you just object to anything that puts gays in a positive light. And what about your own non-stop spamming of misleading negative Obama articles?

    Or do those not count as spamming? Is it just articles from even reputable sources like the Times that disagree with your obsessive Obama hatred, and your constant put-down of gays and our supporters, that rate as spam in your book?
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    Aug 27, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    Thank you, woodsmen! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 27, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    wow, someone is really miserable..
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    Aug 27, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    I appreciate the links because then I can read the NY Times articles that are otherwise behind a pay wall.