Category: Homophobia

To Welcome Or To Shun?

To Welcome Or To Shun?

These Photographs Are Making The Rounds Of Gay Social Media. They Show Former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock With A Group Of Presumably Gay Friends All Shirtless Enjoying The Music And Scene At Coachella This Weekend. The Second Photograph Supposedly Is Schock With His Hands Down The Trousers Of A Man With Whom He Is Enjoying A Game Of Tongue Hockey.

For The Past Year Or So, I Have Seen Aaron Schock (Who Until Recently Faced Corruption Charges Stemming From His Tenure In Congress) All Over Social Media In The Company Of Gay Men, Enjoying Himself At Gay Venues, And Living The Life Of A Care-Free, West Hollywood Gay Man. Speculation Has Run Wild About Schock’s Sexuality! Is He A Gay Man? It Is Obvious to Me That He Is.

As A Congressman, Aaron Schock Had An Anti-Gay Voting Record, Supporting Such Policies As The Defense Of  Marriage Act To Voting Against The Repeal Of DADT. Aaron Schock And The Gay Men With Whom He Associates Need To Account For This.

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance, Even Those Who Once Worked Against Gay Men Like Me. When Aaron Schock Finally Addresses His Sexuality Publicly, He Must Also Address His Actions Against Those With Whom He Now Associates. Does He Regret His Support Of Anti-Gay Causes? What Will He Now Do To Work To Defend The LGBT Community? If He Does Not Answer These Questions, We Should Not Embrace Him.

The Ball’s In Your Court, Aaron!

To Welcome Or To Shun?

To Welcome Or To Shun?

These Photographs Are Making The Rounds Of Gay Social Media. They Show Former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock With A Group Of Presumably Gay Friends All Shirtless Enjoying The Music And Scene At Coachella This Weekend. The Second Photograph Supposedly Is Schock With His Hands Down The Trousers Of A Man With Whom He Is Enjoying A Game Of Tongue Hockey.

For The Past Year Or So, I Have Seen Aaron Schock (Who Until Recently Faced Corruption Charges Stemming From His Tenure In Congress) All Over Social Media In The Company Of Gay Men, Enjoying Himself At Gay Venues, And Living The Life Of A Care-Free, West Hollywood Gay Man. Speculation Has Run Wild About Schock’s Sexuality! Is He A Gay Man? It Is Obvious to Me That He Is.

As A Congressman, Aaron Schock Had An Anti-Gay Voting Record, Supporting Such Policies As The Defense Of  Marriage Act To Voting Against The Repeal Of DADT. Aaron Schock And The Gay Men With Whom He Associates Need To Account For This.

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance, Even Those Who Once Worked Against Gay Men Like Me. When Aaron Schock Finally Addresses His Sexuality Publicly, He Must Also Address His Actions Against Those With Whom He Now Associates. Does He Regret His Support Of Anti-Gay Causes? What Will He Now Do To Work To Defend The LGBT Community? If He Does Not Answer These Questions, We Should Not Embrace Him.

The Ball’s In Your Court, Aaron!

Woof, Baby!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Hey, Billy!🌈🌈🌈🌈👨‍❤️‍👨

This Gay Man Thinks You Look Pretty Buff In Your Budgy!🏉🌈💪🌈❤️🌈

It’s Raining Men, Billy!☔️☔️☔️🧔🏻🧔🏽🧔🏾🧔🏿🧔🏼🧔🌦🌦🌦🌈🌈🌈🌈

Woof, Baby!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Thank You, Channel 4!🏳️‍🌈

And Thank You, Bristol!🐻🏉🌈

Woof, Baby!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Hey, Billy!🌈🌈🌈🌈👨‍❤️‍👨

This Gay Man Thinks You Look Pretty Buff In Your Budgy!🏉🌈💪🌈❤️🌈

It’s Raining Men, Billy!☔️☔️☔️🧔🏻🧔🏽🧔🏾🧔🏿🧔🏼🧔🌦🌦🌦🌈🌈🌈🌈

Woof, Baby!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Thank You, Channel 4!🏳️‍🌈

And Thank You, Bristol!🐻🏉🌈

Anti-Gay Bias On Tumblr

Tumblr has marked many of my posts as inappropriate. I have appealed many of these. Tumblr has reviewed them and deemed many to be inoffensive. Therefore, these posts can be seen by all. 

Others, however, upon review Tumblr judged them to be in violation of community guidelines. I question Tumblr’s judgment. I question whether Tumblr’s standards have an anti-gay bias.

I do not post picture of full frontal male nudity. The only nudity I post are men’s bare butts. These are photos from the playing and practice fields, from the social media of athletes, and from media outlets. They are picture of athletes having fun. 

I also comment on the bodies of male athletes. At times, my comments are erotically charged but never pornographic or gratuitous. I post pictures of gay men kissing each other. How is that in violation of community standards, unless your community is anti-gay?

I understand if Tumblr wishes to remove posts due to copyright violations. I do not understand why Tumblr wishes to remove posts that are simply homoerotic.

Addendum I: Tumblr has flagged every post of openly gay athlete Simon Dunn and my posts of Charity Calendars (such as Warwick rowers) as offensive. Why are posts that are about openly gay athletes marked as violating community standards? And what does Tumblr find offensive about straight and gay athletes who strip off (but do not show full frontal nudity) to campaign against homophobia in sport and society?

Is Tumblr Anti-Gay?

Who’s Gay? Here Are Five Ways You Set Off Some…

Who’s Gay? Here Are Five Ways You Set Off Someone’s Gaydar:

Homophobic Stereotypes Still Abound!

It’s Unbelievable At the End Of 2018 That A Journal Or Magazine Would Engage In Such Stereotyping As This Article Does. 

1. “Your Music”: Uh? I Am Not A Fan Of Britney Spears, Madonna, Tina (Who’s She?). Nor Do I Go Gaga Over Barbra Streisand Or Cher. While I Enjoy Broadway Shows, I Do Not Belt Out Show Tunes. My Musical Tastes Run More Toward Country/Western, Classic Rock, And Frank Sinatra.

2. “Gurl, Those Clothes”: First, I Find Epithets Such As “Gurl,” “Boi,” And “Miss Thang” So Unoriginal And Juvenile. As For My Clothes, While I Take Pride In My Appearance, Am Well-Groomed, And Neat, I’d Hardly Describe My Wardrobe As Containing “Enough Leather And Chain Wear To Remake Gladiator.” 

3. “Your (Non-Existent) Relationship With Sports”: I Love Sports…Participating In And Watching A Wide Range Of Sports. As I Type This I Look Forward To Watching The Harlequins Play the Wasps Soon. I’m Gutted About The Giants And Cowboys This Season, But I Am Excited About The Chiefs. Really???

4. “Kween, Your Voice”: I Do Not Have A Singing Voice, But Do You Really Want To Identify Gay Men By Their Voices? Can You Identify People Of Color Or White People By Their Voices? Unbelievable!

5. And Yet, I May Not Fit The Mold This So-Called Guide To Gaydar Sets Forth, I Have Sex With Other Men, And, Yes, I Am Gay.

What A Stupid Arse, Homophobic Piece!
Shame On Metrosource For Printing It!

Gareth Thomas on Twitter

Gareth Thomas on Twitter:

No Gay Man Is Immune To Attack!

This Is A Sad Reminder That Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexual Men, Bisexual Women, Transgender Individuals, And Those Simply Different Or Perceived As Such Can Be Victims Of Violence Still, Because Of Who We Are.

I Salute Gareth Thomas For His Approach To This Violent Attack On Him. It Proves Yet Again That Gareth Is A True Sport Stud!

Stop That Hate!

Where Are You Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Eli Ma…

Pride Allies

Outsports Does A Great Job At Chronicling Athletes Who Come Out Of The Closet. And Greater Visibility And Openness Is The Surest Way To Acceptance.

Still, Allies Matter. James Haskell And Chris Robshaw Are Great Friends And Allies Of The LGBT Community In England. 

Thank You! You Are True Sport Studs!

I Cannot Help But Notice The Number Of Professional Rugby Players Who Stand With Us Like Haskers And Hoover Man. Another Is David Pocock In Australia. I Must Ask Where My Country’s Professional Athletes Are. There Are A Few NFL Players Who Have Declared Their Support For Us. Oftentimes, It Is Because They Have A Gay Brother Or Lesbian Sister. Conor Barwin Comes To Mind. 

But Where Are The Big Names? Would A Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Be Comfortable At A Pride Event, Surrounded By A Crowd Of Openly Gay Men Clad Only In Pink Briefs? Would A Star Receiver Be Pictured Amidst A Gay League?

Where Are You Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Rob Gronkowski?

Another PWE

Another PWE

This Man Should Never Represent England!

Denny Solomona Has Received A Four Week Ban For Calling Jamie Shillcock Of Worcester A F@##*t.

Tell Eddie Jones That You Will Not Stand For Unrepentant Bigots To Represent Their Country.

Reblog This And Start A Movement!