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#CPAC2021 - Fellow CONservatives Hound Caitlyn Jenner at CPAC. Deadnames Her, Calls Her "Tra**y" [VIDEO]

Caitlyn Jenner Throws Trans Community Under The Bus: ‘It just isn’t fair’ for trans girls to play women’s sports.”

Caitlyn Jenner has done it again and is receiving massive backlash from the LGBT community after she was filmed saying trans girls should not play women’s sports in school, calling it “an issue of fairness.”

Is anyone really shocked?

Ex-Wales Rugby Captain Gareth Thomas Reveals He Has HIV

Ex-Wales Rugby Captain Gareth Thomas Reveals He Has HIV

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Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas who came out as gay in December 2009 has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition.

Thomas says he wants to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying”.

He has also spoken about “shame” and “fear” of keeping his condition secret.

The ex-British and Irish Lion is due to talk about his diagnosis in a BBC Wales documentary on Wednesday.

In it, he says at his lowest point in 2018 he felt like dying.

Thomas said revealing that he is living with HIV was similar to coming out as gay in 2009 because of “the fear, the hiding, the secrecy, the not knowing how people are going to react”.

“But I think when it was all about my sexuality it just seemed like there was more empathy and more understanding because you had more knowledge, because you could turn on the telly and you could see that there was LGBT representation on most platforms.”

Thomas plans to take part in an Ironman challenge on Sunday, which has involved him learning to swim, were to Thomas a way of demonstrating his physical and mental strength.

Bisexual Professional Wrestler Anthony Bowens Comes Out AGAIN This Time As Gay

Bisexual Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Comes Out AGAIN This Time As Gay

In May of 2017 WWE professional wrestler Anthony Bowens came out as bisexual and since has since been a spokesman about the stigma of being bisexual.

Last night, Bowens came out again: this time as gay.

‘In short, just about two years ago I came out as bisexual which was truely [sic] how I viewed myself at the time. However, over the last six months or so I’ve started to less identify less and less with that label to the point where it doesn’t feel like “me” anymore.

‘As people move on in their lives, the way they view the world and themselves tends to change and I’m no different. Which is why if you are to label me, I prefer to identify as gay.’

Bowens says he offers more of an explanation in a video he has made with his boyfriend, Michael Pavano.

‘There will be a mixed range of reactions and I address each one of them in the video,’ says Bowens. ‘But anyway, thank you to everyone for reading and your continued support of Michael and I. I’m looking forward to continuing to entertain you in 2019 whether that be on YouTube, the ring, or beyond!’

Lesbian Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova: ‘Having a penis and competing as a woman is not fair’

Lesbian Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova: ‘Having a penis and competing as a woman is not fair’

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has incurred the wrath of transgender activists and their supporters after posting on Twitter that she believes that female trans athletes should not be allowed to compete against female born athletes because it is not “fair”

The 17-time Grand Slam champion from the Czech Republic, Navratilova, was responding to a question from one of her followers, said: “Clearly that can’t be right. You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.” She added: “For me it’s all about fairness. Which means taking every case individually… there is no cookie cutter way of doing things.”

The tweet  triggered an uproar on social media with the trans community branding her comments as “bullying” and “discriminatory.”

Dr Rachel McKinnon, who controversially won a women’s event at the UCI Masters track world championships and was born a male before becoming a female in her 20’s and identifies as a lesbian, was one of many who demanded Navratilova apologize.

“Genitals do not play sports. What part of a penis is related to tennis? How does that ‘level’ any playing field?” McKinnon posted “You realize I’m a world champion trans woman athlete?”

Martina did apologize, and deleted the original tweet saying, ‘it seems to be my decades of speaking out against unfairness and inequality just don’t count with you at all’, with McKinnon agreeing, saying, that Martina’s record of fighting for LGBT equality, ‘doesn’t change the fact that you did something very wrong today. Past good deeds don’t give someone a pass.’

Some social media users however expressed support for Navratilova suggesting she was the one who was “bullied” by trans-activists to deliver an apology after being “intimidated from telling the truth.”

Mexican Boxer Dario Larralde Quotes Hitler, Calls Gays A "Plague"

Mexican Boxer Dario Larralde Quotes Hitler, Calls Gays A “Plague”

Mexican boxer Dario Larralde has published a two-minute video on his social networks expressing extreme homophobic opinions, as well as quoting former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

“Fuck me fucking gays, I have a fucking phobia … everywhere I go there’s always a gay punk watching me … Everything your community does, everything you do, everything you represent, shits me , I will never accept it.  I know that Hitler was a bad person, but in that I support him. The plague gays are a pest”

In his official account on the Instagram, Dario Larralde says in his biography that he is therepresentative  of the Mexican national team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (The Mexican Olympic Committee (IOC) has denied that Larralde is part of the Aztec team that will go to Tokyo.)

Larralde later deleted his videos after being called out and apologized via his Twitter account.  Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Méndez, called for the intervention of governmental bodies in charge of sanctions and discriminatory acts to penalize him.

“It is unacceptable for someone like that to represent Mexico in the @Optional Games.” Hate speech and the ignorance of @dario_larralde can not coexist with a party that celebrates friendship, brotherhood and inclusion, and zero tolerance for hate speech. Luis Gerardo Méndez.

Conductor Iván Pasillas also commented.

“This man @dario_larralde goes beyond homophobia, he is talking about genocide, calling the #LGBTQ community a” plague “and on top of that he will represent Mexico in the @juegosolimpicos. @CONAPRED @COPRED_CDMX what is the process?” conductor Iván Pasillas.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hires Anti-Gay Activist to Lead Football Player Development Program

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hires Anti-Gay Activist to Lead Football Player Development Program

As if homophobia in college sports doesn’t run rampant enough. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhuskers football has just re-hired their former coach and known anti-gay activist Ron Brown to lead player development and work with the school’s Life Skills program for players.

Via Corn Nation:

In his new role at Nebraska, Brown will serve in a non-coaching role, mentoring Husker football student-athletes in numerous off-field development areas. Brown will work closely with Nebraska’s nationally renowned Life Skills program and assist in community outreach efforts of Husker football players and staff.

Brown claims that his Christian faith demands that he be anti-gay

In 2012, Brown testified before the Omaha City Council against a bill that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination saying that the Bible should be the law of the land. Some of the highlights from his testimony

As it says in scripture, homosexuality is a sin … The real question I have for you all is, ‘What does God say?’ … Ultimately, if you don’t have a relationship with [Jesus], and you don’t really have a Bible-believing mentality, really anything goes … Ultimately speaking, at the end of the day, it matters what God thinks most…

Brown went on to say that city council members would be judged by God and help accountable if they vote for the LGBT anti-discrimination bill. (The measure narrowly passed.)

Prior to returning to Nebraska, Brown had been an assistant coach with the infamously anti-gay “Christian”  Liberty University  which was founded by the notorious late anti-gay crusader and “Moral Majority” leader Jerry Falwell.

Fox News VP John Moody Says The US Olympic Team Motto Should Be “Darker, Gayer, Different”

 

Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to “Darker, Gayer, Different.” If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.

A USOC official was quoted this week expressing pride (what else?) about taking the most diverse U.S. squad ever to the Winter Olympics. That was followed by a, frankly, embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s U.S. team. No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.

For the current USOC, a dream team should look more like the general population. So, while uncomfortable, the question probably needs to be asked: were our Olympians selected because they’re the best at what they do, or because they’re the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from Column A, B and C?” – Executive Vice President John Moody of Fox News

8 Arrested in the Country of Georgia After Riots Erupt Over Footballers Support of Gay Rights – Video

 

Riots erupted in the country of Georgia as protesters from the right-wing group Georgian March organized a demo demanding that footballer Guram Kashia be kicked off the national team for wearing a rainbow armband in support of gay rights.

The armband was in support of rights for the LGBT community and formed part of the country’s larger ‘Coming Out Day’ initiative.

In response, dozens of protesters gathered to march outside the Georgian Football Federation in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, shouting homophobic epithets, lighting flares and smoke bombs, and burned a rainbow flag.

Everyone has the right for freedom of expression,” Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said in a statement on Facebook on Monday.

“We should respect human rights and liberties. I stand with the unanimous support that sporting society has expressed toward Guram Kashia,” he added.

The AP AP reported that eight people were detained for resisting police and minor hooliganism, and they were due to appear in court on Wednesday.

Kashia told Dutch TV channel NOS he is proud to support equal rights and he has no intention to stop playing for Georgia.

 

 
 

 

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MMA MADNESS: Floyd Mayweather Calls Conor McGregor a “Faggot”at London Presser (VIDEO)

The press tour for the upcoming MMA fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been a big deal for many into that sport but it has also taken a turn into the ugly with claims of racism and homophobia between the two athletes.

Accusations of racism dogging McGregor after the UFC champion repeatedly referred to his opponent as “boy,”  and during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Guillermo Rodriguez. He also joked that he was half-black, “from the belly button down.”

On Friday though a line was crossed especially coming from a person of color when during the tour’s final stop on Friday in London, Floyd Mayweather used a homophobic slur when insulting McGregor. During the exchange, Mayweather calls his opponent a “punk” and a “faggot,” among other choice insults.

A rep for Mayweather later told TMZ that Mayweather only used that language in response to provocation, saying that McGregor had earlier called the boxer a “monkey” off-mic.

“The reason Floyd called Conor the F word is because Conor called Floyd a monkey,” the rep said. “Floyd has nothing against gays or lesbians at all … Floyd has them on his staff. Floyd has nothing but the utmost respect for gays and lesbians.”

However, Hudson Taylor, Executive Director of the group Athlete Ally, which aims to “foster inclusive sports communities,” was not buying the apology. He issued a statement about the incident and the response from Mayweather’s camp.

Athlete Ally strongly condemns the homophobic slur used by Floyd Mayweather. The response given by Mayweather’s representative is equally troubling. If Mayweather truly has the utmost respect for the LGBT community, he wouldn’t resort to using slurs that perpetuate anti-LGBT stigma and hate.

Additionally, if the allegations of Conor McGregor’s racial slur are true, McGregor too crossed an unacceptable line. Resorting to homophobic and racial epithets is shameful no matter how or why one uses them.

 

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NHL Player Ryan Getzlaf Fined $10,000 For Calling Referee Anti-Gay Slur

NHL Player Ryan Getzlaf Fined $10,000 For Calling Referee Anti-Gay Slur

Anaheim Ducks hockey star Ryan Getzlaf picked up a $10,000 fine for calling a referee a “cocksucker” multiple  times in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final  against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

“Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said in a release on the league’s official site.

The fine is the maximum punishment allowed under the latest collective bargaining agreement.

During last year’s playoffs, Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was suspended one game, received a $5,000 fine and had to undergo sensitivity training for his anti-gay slur.

Getzlaf, on the other hand, is expected to play Game 5 on Saturday at the Honda Center with the Predators and Ducks tied 2-2 in the series.