Gay Kentucky Basketball Player Comes Out At A Game, Gets Chased By Opposing Team

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    Apr 01, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/gay-kentucky-basketball_n_6986156.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
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    Apr 02, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    Yes, read this yesterday and was totally taken aback by the lack of any disciplinary response to the harassers and their coaches.
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    Apr 02, 2015 11:24 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidYes, read this yesterday and was totally taken aback by the lack of any disciplinary response to the harassers and their coaches.


    I agree, but at least as significant was the overwhelming support he got from his own team.
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    Apr 03, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
    Just one more reason to cheer on the Badgers tomorrow night.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 05, 2015 9:21 PM GMT
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    It is most effective to present being gay as if it is a mundane everyday thing that one would hardly even think about. If it is presented as an issue, it may be perceived as a challenge and there is more likely to be a negative response.

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    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4031488