Tag Archives: Sports

Must read: Nancy Goldstein on gay rights and the Winter Games

TweetFriend of the blog Nancy Goldstein is at The Prospect today, making a very clear case for continued protests and boycotts of Russian products. Goldstein interviewed a number of Russian LGBT right activists and argues that we can’t afford to go to the Games and repeat the same mistakes that were made in 1936 in [...]
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12-year-old girl kicked off football team for making boys horny

Tweet12-year-old Madison Baxter has been playing football since second grade. She played on her football team in sixth grade. But this year she was told not to come to tryout for the seventh-grade team because she is provoking “impure thoughts.” Baxter’s mother says this was the explanation offered by Patrick Stuart an administrator at the Strong Rock [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Senior Male Athletes at Phillips Andover

Tweet Phillips Academy Andover, more commonly known as Phillips Andover,  is a prestigious and highly selective boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts whose students are known more for the high acceptance rates to elite and ivy-league universities they enjoy than for feminist activism. The high school’s Wikipedia page (yes, it has a long and elaborate one, [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Brittney Griner

TweetI could seriously not love this woman more. In an ESPN profile, basketball phenom Brittney Griner, who recently became the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike, talks about the bullying she experienced growing up and the more recent pressure she faced to keep quiet about her sexuality as a college player at Baylor. “I [...]
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Here are some female pro athletes who came out years before Jason Collins

TweetWhile the sports world acknowledges the reality that prominent gay professional athletes like Jason Collins exist, our friends at Buzzfeed remind us that the ladies have been breaking barriers as self-identified lesbians for decades. Of course, it can’t be overstated how powerful Jason Collins’ coming out is–what the impact will be for other male athletes [...]
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