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World Swimming’s Governing Body (FINA) BANS Trans Athletes From Women's Events.

World Swimming’s Governing Body (FINA) BANS Trans Athletes From Women’s Events.

World swimming’s governing body (FINA) has adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.”

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health just lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition hormone treatment to 14 and some surgeries to 15 or 17. But 12 is unheard of and basically shuts out all trans competitors.

FINA’s new 24-page policy also includes proposals for a new “open competition” category.

FINA members voted 71.5% in favor of the new policy.

Elsewhere British Rowing is reportedly set to dramatically abandon its contentious policy on transgender athletes on Thursday – in a move that will restrict the women’s category solely to those who were born female.

Florida Jaguars Coach Kevin Maxen Comes Out As Gay.

Florida Jaguars Coach Kevin Maxen Comes Out As Gay.

Haha, Florida. Anti-Gay, Ron DeSantis. It’s Delicious.

Kevin Maxen has become the first male coach in major American men’s professional sports to publicly come out as gay, telling Outsports.com he decided because he didn’t want to hide who he is any longer and to possibly inspire others in similar situations.

“I don’t want to feel like I have to think about it anymore,” Maxen told Outsports in an exclusive interview. “I don’t want to feel like I have to lie about who I am seeing, or why I am living with someone else.

It wasn’t until recently – and with the immense love and support of my family, my friends, colleagues and peers, and the courage and sacrifice from my partner – that I realized I have the right and responsibility to love and be loved, and that maybe sharing this will hopefully give someone else the strength to accept their own life and take control of their own story.

I want to be vocal in support of people living how they want to live, but I also want to just live and not feel fear about how people will react.”


Maxen is the first publicly out male coach in a major American men’s pro sports league.

Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Goes Off On The LGBT Community: 'Most unfair group walking the planet right now'

Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Goes Off On The LGBT Community: ‘Most unfair group walking the planet right now’.

Did someone say “cancel”?

Three-time NBA All-Star with the Washington Wizards, Gilbert Arenas sat down for an interview with VLAD TV. and started to dive into how people have to watch what they say around certain people, he opened up with a crazy rant about what he sees as a problem with the LGBT community.

“I think it’s the most unfair group walking the planet right now. They have a playbook that only they’re playing by. No one else gets to see this playbook, but we’re being judged by everything that’s in this playbook. But we don’t know it. So, there’s no open dialogue about what is appropriate and what’s not. We only find out after we f— up. That’s unfair. That’s f—ing unfair. You can’t do that. How do I know something’s wrong until you give it to me?”

Just words, phrases. Like he, she, it, they. … How do we know? You’re making it up as we go,” he explained. “There’s not like there’s this f—ing dictionary of updates, and we can sit there, click it and say, ‘All right I can’t say … they took this out. They added this in.’ We’re just learning, right? That’s really unfair that you can cancel somebody on a playbook that only you have.”

“Like having an argument with someone from the LGB … f—ing suicide. Here’s why – they have the whole dictionary to use against you. They can say whatever the f— they want. They can, technically, make a straight man gay by saying, ‘You look like a gay guy, you look like this,’ and call you all kind of gay words which is technically offensive, right? To a straight man. As soon as I say something back that’s gay, I’m f—ing canceled. How does that f—ing work?

Even us talking about it makes us feel uncomfortable because we know there’s gonna f—ing be backlash, but it’s true. You can use whatever vocabulary against me. I get to go back, now it becomes, you get to use, ‘LGB, can’t do that..”


Well Arenas if you weren’t cancelled you are now.

I tell you there is nothing more heartwarming than one minority who has experienced hate and discrimination lifting up another.

Hockey Stars Speak Out Against NHL's Homophobic Ban of Pride Night Jerseys.

Hockey Stars Speak Out Against NHL’s Homophobic Ban of Pride Night Jerseys.

And it IS homophobia. Be assured of that.

Two of the NHL’s biggest stars, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, are now speaking out against the league’s new “specialty” (ie PRIDE) jersey ban.

Stamkos told reporters it’s a shame the few dissenters grabbed all of the headlines, and are now apparently dictating league policy.

“It was 98 percent or 99 percent of other players that wore the jersey and enjoyed wearing it and were proud wearing it, whatever jersey it was, whether it was the Pride, the military night, the cancer nights,” he said.

“The story shouldn’t be about the guy that didn’t wear it, the one guy or the two guys. I understand that’s what gets the clicks and that’s what gets the views, but the word ‘distraction’ gets thrown around.”

McDavid, for his part, said the Oilers will always support LGBTQ+ people and marginalized communities.

“It’s disappointing to see,” he said to reporters about the new uniform policy. “It’s not my call, but obviously it’s disappointing.”

The Oilers were the first NHL team to use rainbow tape on their sticks, and were also one of the first clubs to embrace Pride Nights. Back in 2014, then-captain Andrew Ference marched in Edmonton’s Pride parade wearing his Oilers jersey–a strong statement given the team’s stature in the city.

Last summer, the Oilers played in the inaugural Pride Cup, which coincides with Edmonton’s Pride celebrations.

Next year. NO PRIDE.

NHL To Do Away With LGBT Pride Jerseys to Avoid 'Distraction'.

NHL To Do Away With LGBT Pride Jerseys to Avoid ‘Distraction’.

Gary Bettman, Commission of the National Hockey League says teams will be banned from wearing specialty warmup jerseys in celebration of the LGBT community or other causes next season as to avoid “distractions”.

NHL teams are still permitted to hold specialty nights like Pride Night, Black History Night, and Military Appreciation Night and can also create specialty jerseys for the benefit of various charities.

While the on-ice jerseys will no longer display specialty designs, teams can still create and sell specialty jerseys for charity purposes. Bettman clarified, “Players who choose to model them can do that. It’s really just the question of what’s on the ice.”

In January, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov, recently traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, refused to wear a pride night-themed warmup sweater, citing his Russian Orthodox religious beliefs. This stance was later echoed by San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer and brothers Eric and Marc Staal of the Florida Panthers.

In March, the Chicago Blackhawks did not don their pride-themed warmup sweaters, reportedly due to security concerns over the Russian law restricting the promotion of LGBT rights. The Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers also retracted their decisions to wear special sweaters for their respective pride nights.

Toronto Blue Jays Drop Pitcher Anthony Bass Over Anti-LGBT Posts and Comments.

Toronto Blue Jays Drop Pitcher Anthony Bass Over Anti-LGBT Posts and Comments.

The Toronto Blue Jays have stepped up to the plate and cut “Christian” pitcher Anthony Bass, on Friday. Bass made headlines last week after sharing a post on social media that called for anti-LGBT+ boycotts of Target and Bud Light. The shared post described the sale of LGBT+ merchandise as “evil” and “demonic.”

In an interview on Thursday Bass said he chose to delete the post because “it was the right thing to do” and because he didn’t want it to be a distraction to the team. “But I stand by my personal beliefs,” Bass said, “and everyone is entitled to their personal beliefs, right? Also, I mean no harm towards any groups of people.”

“My focus from the get-go should have been doing my job and being accepting of everyone’s decisions and views in life,” Bass said. “Through this process, I’ve learned that. Moving forward, I will definitely know better than to post my personal beliefs on my social media platforms.”

And with that backhanded non-apology Bass was OUT.

Toronto general manager Ross Atkins said Friday that both the controversy and Bass’ on-field performance led to the move.

“Performance was a large aspect of the decision,” Atkins said. “Distraction was a small part of it and something we had to factor in.”

By designating Bass for assignment, the Blue Jays now have seven days to trade him or place him on irrevocable outright waivers.


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.