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(First World) Man of (Shallow) Sorrows
« on: May 12, 2014, 12:09:09 AM »
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Re: (First World) Man of (Shallow) Sorrows
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Re: (First World) Man of (Shallow) Sorrows
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 02:56:09 AM »
Nicely done Luis!

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I'm not understanding the courage thing here.

It doesn't take courage to be gay.

Not these days anyway.

You're either gay, or you're not.

Or you're gay on alternate calendar weeks, and not on the rest.

Perfect summation.
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Re: (First World) Man of (Shallow) Sorrows
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 12:54:07 PM »
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I'm not understanding the courage thing here.

It doesn't take courage to be gay.

Not these days anyway.

You're either gay, or you're not.


My feelings exactly!!!


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Re: (First World) Man of (Shallow) Sorrows
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 02:07:17 PM »
My feelings exactly!!!

The thing about this is that back in the day, a gay athlete would lose everything if outed.

Look hat happened to Billy Jean King. She lost every single one of her sponsors when her lover filed a palimony suit in 1981.

King's own words from a 2006 Boston Globe article:

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"Within 24 hours [of the lawsuit being filed], I lost all my endorsements; I lost everything. I lost $2 million at least, because I had longtime contracts. I had to play just to pay for the lawyers. In three months I went through $500,000. I was in shock. I didn't make $2 million in my lifetime, so it's all relative to what you make."

This happened to an athlete who at that point in her career had won 39 Grand Slam titles among her many other victories.

Michael Sam claims to have been discriminated against (after winning all those SCE titles) because he didn't go in the early rounds.

Discrimination is turning into denying someone everything they feel that they are entitled to as a result of being some sort of minority.

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Re: (First World) Man of (Shallow) Sorrows
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 02:57:30 PM »
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Discrimination is turning into denying someone everything they feel that they are entitled to as a result of being some sort of minority.
Bingo!!!!



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