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LGBT News U.S. soccer player comes out on the field after win

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by beenthrdonetht, Jul 8, 2019.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    I like the subtitle. "A story about LGBT+ people learning that it’s going to be OK."
    I'm still learning it's going to be OK. Not easy after having sustained horrific abuse when a teen (for basically being gay).
     
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    Agree, and the headline itself, Why the USWNT's open queerness matters, started out on the right foot. (Pun intended.) I'm sorry to hear about your tough experience.

    From my perspective they buried the lede about the player (OK you TL;DR types it is Kelley O'Hara, the awesome "defenseuse") but really the first 6 paragraphs are worth a lot too.

    And of course the story is circulating now on the "Internets" and the "Googles" :wink:

    In French, job titles are masculine
     
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    By which I mean the series of tubes.
     
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    I love the bit about different people needing to see different displays of gay. This is so true.
     
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    I bet that spoke to a lot of people. It was a very woke article for mainstream sports. And it seemed — looking back maybe I shouldn't have assumed — that the author is in the TQ+ part of the acronym. At least based on the first ¶. And then in the second one they add the B.

    Alas, publicity attracts haters. I usually regret it when I accidentally start reading reader/viewer responses. @#$! jerks. OK I won't feed the trolls, I'll just agree with Megan R: I suspect no Women's World Cup has been won without lesbians (starters!) on the team.

    Certainly the same held for all the high school and college teams I've been on, and most that I knew something about. Heh, my college triathlon/swim coach (who was also a team member) was gay; he hit the same showers as we all did. (We might turn all his hot water off... but we did that to everybody.) To be sure, this was in Southern California.
     
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    Such a shame the men's football is so far removed from this openness.
     
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    True, although male footballers do hug & kiss after big goooooals. There's a homoerotic undercurrent in lots of male sports, which some athletes deny, some denounce, and some (the youngsters) think is kind of funny and so last-century. There is hope for the future.

    But, e.g., a married (or engaged) male couple on the same team? May I live long enough to see it, because I think it's a long way off.
     
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    Kissing the girlfriend with no explanation is the way it should be. It was the perfect way to come out.
    Different sporting communities have different attitudes to gay athletes. Some good some bad.
    I came out to my fellow athletes at 60 and I got nothing but support.
    Younger runners l know have just shown up at races with there same sex partner and nobody batted an eyelid.
    I’m lucky to be in a country that 99% of the people accept LGBT people.
    The running community are great and so supportive.
    This country has changed completely since I was young.
    I think we will change the world one spot at a time.