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FLORIDA Panther's "Christian" Hockey Player Brothers Refuse to Wear PRIDE Jerseys

FLORIDA Panther’s “Christian” Hockey Player Brothers Refuse to Wear PRIDE Jerseys

If this keeps up the NHL will have to change its name to the National Homophobe League. – WK

Another day and more homophobes in professional hockey are exposed. This time it’s the Benham Stall brothers; Eric and Marc who play together for the Florida Panthers — refused to wear a rainbow Pride jersey for the team’s warm-ups. (Just the warm-ups mind you. Not the game.)

The “Christian” brothers released the following statement:

“After many thoughts, prayers and discussions we have chosen not to wear a pride jersey tonight. We carry no judgement on how people choose to live their lives, and believe that all people should be welcome in all aspects of the game of hockey. Having said that, we feel that by us wearing a pride jersey it goes against our Christian beliefs. We hope you can respect this statement, we will not be speaking any further on this matter and would like to continue to focus on the game and helping the Florida Panthers with the Stanley Cup.”

Respect? For your blatant homophobia and public-relations bullshit about judgement and acceptance?

It is time for the NHL to put it’s foot down. It’s a job. A really overpaid one at that. Wear the jersey’s or be fined or benched. Thats should be the bottom line for all the hateful “Christian” and homophobic Russian players who can’t wear a jersey with a rainbow on it for 10 minutes.

NHL Team Chicago Blackhawks Won’t Wear LGBT Pride Jerseys Over Russian Law

NHL Team Chicago Blackhawks Won’t Wear LGBT Pride Jerseys Over Russian Law

That’s a new one. Nice try covering up for homophobic Russia players

The Chicago Blackhawks will not wear Pride-themed warmup jerseys before Sunday’s Pride Night game against Vancouver because of security concerns involving a Russian law that expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBT rights in the country.

Via the AP: The decision was made by the NHL organization following discussions with security officials within and outside the franchise. Chicago defenseman Nikita Zaitsev is a Moscow native, and there are other players with family in Russia or other connections to the country.

This comes mere months after the Philadelphia Flyers player earned national headlines for refusing to wear the teams Pride Night jersey because of his “religion”. 3 weeks later the New York Rangers did not wear Pride Night jerseys or use rainbow stick tape during warmups on Friday night’ PRIDE night game, despite promoting them in ticket sales materials leading up to the game. Which many hockey insiders attribute to a denial by Russian players to wear them.

Funny how the Chicago Blackhawks think that a racist caricature is fine also.

The NHL needs to start playing hardball with it’s Russian players. Play the game, wear what uniform we give you and make outrageous sums of money or go back to Russian and be unpaid, conscripted, cannon fodder.

Dasvidaniya comrades!

MINNESOTA: Banned Trans Athlete Wins Lawsuit Against USA Powerlifting

MINNESOTA: Banned Trans Athlete Wins Lawsuit Against USA Powerlifting

Trans athlete JayCee Cooper trained to compete for the USA Powerlifting Minnesota State Bench Press Championship and Minnesota Women’s State Championship. When she submitted her application, she included a therapeutic use exemption seeking to allow her to be on hormones to treat her gender dysphoria, along with letters from her health care providers.

Cooper heard back from USA Powerlifting that she would not be allowed to participate in competitions designated for women, because as someone who had previously undergone male puberty, she enjoyed an unfair competitive advantage over cisgender female competitors.

In turn JayCee filed a discrimination claim with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, alleging that Powerlifting USA’s policy violated prohibitions against LGBTQ protections contained in the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

In the lawsuit, filed in January 2021, Cooper argued that the policy prohibiting transgender athletes from competing discriminated against them based on their gender identity. And won.

In a ruling earlier this week, Judge Patrick Diamond ruled that USA Powerlifting had discriminated against Cooper on the basis of sex and sexual orientation, and ordered USA Powerlifting to submit a revised policy within the next 14 days.

“By denying Cooper the right to participate in the female category, the category consistent with her self-identification, USAPL denied her the full and equal enjoyment of the services, support, and facilities USAPL offered its members, It separated Cooper and segregated her and, in doing so, failed to fully perform the contractual obligations it agreed to when it accepted Cooper’s money and issued Cooper a membership card”

USA Powerlifting President Larry Maile said in a statement that his organization disagrees with the court’s decision, and will be exploring all its options, including a possible appeal.

“Our position has been aimed at balancing the needs of cis- and transgender women, whose capacities differ significantly in purely strength sports,” Maile said. “We respectfully disagree with the Court’s conclusions.”

Former UFC Fighter Nate Marquardt Goes On Homophobic Rant While Watching UFC

Former UFC Fighter Nate Marquardt Goes On Homophobic Rant While Watching UFC

Former UFC standout Nate Marquardt who last fought in MMA in Oct. 2021 got his jock all twisted out of shape while watching UFC Fight Night 219 with his family.

In between fights, a commercial appeared on the ESPN+ stream that featured two males showing affection to each other After seeing the short commercial Marquardt was rubbed the wrong way and proceeded to express his disgust Twitter

Via: MMA News: “Wow disgusting commercial watching [ESPN+] with my kids and have to tell them to look away so they don’t see two men kissing!” Marquardt tweeted Saturday. After one fan reprimanded Marquardt and questioned the possibility of one of his children coming out as homosexual, he harshly denied it would happen. “Not possible,” Marquardt replied.

Marquardt isn’t the only former or current UFC fighter to make controversial remarks about homosexuals. In recent years making it one of the most anti-lgbt sports around.

Czech Republic's Pro Soccer Player Jakub Jankto Comes Out As Gay [VIDEO]

Czech Republic’s Pro Soccer Player Jakub Jankto Comes Out As Gay [VIDEO]

On January 29, 2023, Jakub Jankto, a professional soccer player for the Czech Republic national team, became one of the few active players in the sport to publicly come out as gay. Jankto made the announcement in a heartfelt Instagram post, in which he thanked his family and friends for their support and expressed hope that his coming out would inspire others to be true to themselves.

Jankto’s decision to come out is significant for several reasons. For one, it highlights the ongoing struggle for acceptance and inclusion of LGBT individuals in sports, where homophobia and discrimination remain all too common. By being open about his sexuality, Jankto is helping to challenge stereotypes and break down barriers, paving the way for others to follow in his footsteps.

Moreover, Jankto’s coming out is a reminder of the courage and resilience required to be true to oneself in a world that can be hostile to difference. In his Instagram post, Jankto acknowledged the difficulties of living in the closet, saying that “for a long time, I was afraid to tell the truth about who I am.” By sharing his story, Jankto is showing that it’s possible to overcome fear and shame and find the strength to live authentically.

SPORTS: Basketball Player Cam Thomas Fined $40,000 for Anti-Gay Comment During Interview

SPORTS: Basketball Player Cam Thomas Fined $40,000 for Anti-Gay Comment During Interview

Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has been fined $40,000 for using “derogatory and disparaging language” during a post-game interview after a win over the Chicago Bulls.

Via The Black Enterprise: Thomas was interviewed by TNT on the court alongside new teammate Spencer Dinwiddie following the Nets’ 116-105 victory. Two days earlier, Dinwiddie had joked the Nets might not have acquired the most talented players —in a recent trade of players but they did get the “best-looking.” Asked by TNT about Dinwiddie’s comment, Thomas said postgame Thursday night: “We already had good-looking guys, no homo.”


Thomas later took to social media to apologize for the remark.

“I want to apologize for the insensitive word I used in the postgame interview,” he tweeted. “I was excited about the win and was being playful. I definitely didn’t intend to offend anyone, but realize that I probably did. My apologies again. Much love.”

According to SB Nation, last year an NBA fan compiled 78 homophobic tweets sent by 36 players that were still live on their Twitter feeds

SPORTS: German Team Stands Up To FIFA in Qatar With Pro-LGBT Protest [VIDEO]

SPORTS: German Team Stands Up To FIFA in Qatar With Pro-LGBT Protest [VIDEO]

Via The Guartdian: “Germany’s players placed hands over their mouths and wore rainbow stripes on their warm-up tops and boots in a powerful statement of defiance against FIFA before their Group E match against Japan. Their message was reinforced by the German interior minister, Nancy Faeser, who also wore a OneLove armband, which promotes tolerance, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, as she sat next to FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino. In a powerful statement published shortly after the game started, the German Football Association warned FIFA: “Denying us the armband is the same as denying us a voice. We stand by our position.”

Fuck you, FIFA! You try to silence positive expression (i.e. the pro-LGBTQ armbands) and you do nothing about hateful slurs] The FIFA president–or whatever his title is–is a disgrace. “We’ve discriminated in the past, so it’s hypocritical to complain about a country guilty of it today.”

ALL civilized countries should be protesting in some way or another but THANK YOU GERMANY for standing up and being the first.

And where is Team USA?

Taiwan Cancels WorldPride 2025 Over "Taiwan" In Name Controversy

Taiwan Cancels WorldPride 2025 Over “Taiwan” In Name Controversy

Via The Taipei Times

The organizers of WorldPride 2025 have canceled the Kaohsiung event because its licensing group, InterPride, demanded that it remove “Taiwan” from the event’s name, they said in a statement yesterday. Kaohsiung was to host WorldPride Taiwan 2025 after being granted the right by the global LGBTQ advocacy group. However, the WorldPride 2025 Taiwan Preparation Committee said that InterPride recently gave “abrupt notice” asking it to change the name of the event and use “Kaohsiung” instead of “Taiwan,” even though it applied for the event using “Taiwan” in its name. “Taiwan deeply regrets that InterPride, due to political considerations, has unilaterally rejected the mutually agreed upon consensus, and broken a relationship of cooperation and trust, leading to this outcome,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Taiwan are regarded as the most progressive in Asia. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal, and same-sex marriage was legalized on 24 May 2019, following a Constitutional Court ruling in May 2017.

InterPride said in a statement they were “surprised to learn” the news and while they were disappointed, respected the decision.

In the end. Obviously Taiwan is not proud enough to handle this event.

Gay Rugby Stud Keegan Hurst Comes Out Of Retirement to Combat Homophobia.

Gay Rugby Stud Keegan Hirst Comes Out Of Retirement to Combat Homophobia.

Keegan Hirst, who became the first British professional rugby league footballer to come out as gay in 2015, and retired in 2020 has announced he will return to the sport, joining the Batley Bulldogs to increase visibility of gay players and also to combat homophobia in the sport.

COVID, added to my own personal circumstances, made me lost tough with some of the things I hold dearest to me – friends and rugby league, After the recent thinly-veiled homophobia over a rainbow shirt I thought: ‘How can I help with visibility and inclusion?’ By lacing up my boots, putting on a playing shirt and getting back out there, that’s how. I still have plenty of games in me and am looking forward to help Batley continue their incredible season as they ready for their playoff campaign.” – via Pink News

Thanks Keegan.

Oh and by the way it’s alright by us if you leave your “playing shirt” off.

6ft 4 and 260 lbs if you were wondering

Former NBA Star Charles Barkley: “If you’re gay or transgender, I love you”

A video, originally posted to TikTok by user I.­ banana, taken earlier this month at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, a casino located in Stateline, Nevada shows NBA legend Charles Barkley pledging his support for the LGBT community 

The clip shows the 11-time NBA All Star onstage telling a crowd that, “If you’re gay or transgender, I love you. And if anyone gives you any shit, tell ’em Charles says f**k you!”

This is not the first time that Barley has stood up for the gay community.

In a 2013 interview on The Dan Patrick Show, he expressed support for out NBA player Jason Collins. “Everybody’s played with a gay teammate,” he said at the time. “As a Black man, I’m always inclusive.”

In 2016, Barkley also spoke out strongly against North Carolina’s infamous bathroom bill, which would have barred transgender people from using public restrooms that corresponded with their gender identity. He even went so far as to call for the NBA’s 2017 All-Star Game to be relocated from Charlotte, North Carolina.

“I think anytime you’re Black, you got to stand up for other people because you – Black people know what discrimination is like. And if you’re in a position of power, you got to always stand up against discrimination. And I’m blessed man, and… I’m never gonna sit back and let discrimination happen on my watch.” – Charles Barkley