Out Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy apologizes for Native American chief costume
‘Didn’t realize I was being offensive and didn’t mean to marginalize or appropriate Native American culture’
The best freeskier in the world Gus Kenworthy had four different costumes for Halloween.
The fourth costume got him into a little bit of trouble on social media.
Kenworthy, who, last month, came out as a gay man publicly, posted a photo on Instagram of himself costumed as a Native American chief with the caption: ‘Halloween costume number four – two and three weren’t worth posting… Anddd for everyone giving me grief, I don’t really understand why this is racist or cultural appropriation – it’s Halloween! Just having fun! :)’
Kenworthy deleted photo, after grief didn’t stop and backslash grew to so high degree ,so he decided to apologize.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘Didn’t realize I was being offensive & didn’t mean to marginalize or appropriate Native American culture. Sorry! Pic deleted.’
Kenworthy previous costumes were a slutty mouse and a sexy cop , they were less controversial then this one.
Last year Kenworthy, 24, won an Olympic silver medal in Sochi, Russia. He is considered the best free skier in the world , he is a three-time world champion. He waited until he reached the top of his sport and became best before coming out publicly.
June 9, 2016
Gay Rights Activism Is On The Schedule For Duke Athletes
Duke University will implement a new program designed to train college athletes on how to advocate for gay rights according to a report from The College Fix.
The program called “Sports & Social Justice Leadership Initiative” is a product of the Duke University Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity teaming up with “Athlete Ally” to put on the program.
The Center’s director Bernadette Brown said in a press release that The Sports & Social Justice Leadership Initiative, “is specifically for student-athletes, recognizing that they are in an influential position to advocate for social justice and inclusion with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE).” (RELATED: Princeton Player Becomes Only Openly Gay Player In College Football)
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The press release also states that, “the initiative is voluntary for participants and will include training for student-athletes that covers a history of sports activism, discusses current activism in sports, provides the latest research on sports and SOGIE, and encourages student-athletes to become social justice leaders.”
May 10, 2016
NHL Players Are Ready For Gay Teammates
The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players’ Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto.
Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they would be accepting of an openly gay teammate, and 34 (97.1%) said they would be.
The NHL has directly partnered with the You Can Play Project, an advocacy group that promotes equality in sports, since 2013. You Can Play was co-founded by Patrick Burke, an NHL employee and the son of Calgary Flames general manager Brian Burke. All 32 teams have had a You Can Play representative on their roster, and this summer, the champion Chicago Blackhawks sent the Stanley Cup to Chicago’s gay pride parade for the second straight year.
“I think the [survey] says a lot about our players,” he told the paper Tuesday. “I think it says a lot about how far society has come in this area.”
David Denson, a first baseman in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system, came out in August, making him the first openly gay player on an MLB-affiliated team. Though he never made an active roster, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft in 2014. Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers came out in 2013, and his return to Major League Soccer later that year made him that league’s first openly gay player. The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, retired in 2014.
May 8, 2016
Princeton’s Offensive Lineman Mason Darrow Says He’s Gay
Offensive lineman Mason Darrow told the website Outsports in a story posted on Tuesday that he is gay. Darrow, of Lake Barrington, Ill., said everything had gone well at home and on campus since he came out to his teammates and coaches.
“I want to show people you can be gay and play Division I football,” Darrow told Outsports.com. “If that’s going to help some sophomore in Arizona come out to his teammates and be comfortable in himself, that’s the reason I’m doing it.”
Darrow played in three games last season before sustaining a major knee injury. His older brother, Mack, played basketball for Princeton.
“I think if you ask anybody on the team, they’ll tell you he’s a terrific teammate,” Tigers football coach Bob Surace said of Mason Darrow.
Fellow offensive lineman Jack Knight said he knew Darrow for five or six months before he came out.
”And I knew he was a great person, a great guy. It was a non-factor,” Knight told the website. “It’s like, that’s your personal life, that’s for you and that’s for me to respect.”
May 6, 2016
Open Bet: Which England Star Is Gay After Rumours
It is now available to place a bet on which member of the England squad is gay – after a report suggested one team member is preparing to come out.
The Mirror recently reported that two Premiership stars are currently ready to come out as gay, including a member of the England national team.
The newspaper also reported that the two players have already told their friends, teammates and family, and are making last preparations with their clubs and the FA.
There were rumours that England left-back Luke Shaw may be one of them, but he denied that he is planning to come out.
One betting site has even put odds on a player coming out as gay, and is taking bet on the subject.
According to the PinkNews, the website asked: “The papers reckon an England footballer is going to come out as gay. Fancy a bet on who it’ll be?”
In order for a payout, the player would have to come out before September 1, 2016.
Stonewall’s spokesman warned: “Homophobia in sport is a real issue that should not be cashed in on and trivialized.”
The site’s owner, Ashley Faull, told the Mail: “We think it is a shame that the culture in football has made it so difficult for gay players to come out.”
She added: “We do not want to cause offense and are not seeking to trivialize the coming out of a gay England footballer, but it is the kind of high profile unpredictable market which customers would expect us to offer odds on.”
February 18, 2016
Police suspect basketball star was murdered after online date
The basketball star was killed after arranging a date on a gay dating site.
His death is being investigated as a murder.
Current focus of investigation is a popular gay hook-up app which might have been related to the murder.
On Sunday he was reported missing after he didn’t return home. Later he was found by an NYPD officer on the back seat of his car , dead.
First thought was a suicide but after a further investigation a serious skull fracture was found on his head which confirmed it was definitely a murder.
His career started in Arizona Wildcats in 1998. He played there until 2000.
New York Knick drafted him in 2001 but he never really made it to the main roster of the team so he decided to play in France, Poland, Turkey where he was dominant.
“Gentle-giant”, so called by his family, was a loved member of his family who were shocked and devastated.
Randolph Berry, the stars cousin, was in disbelief when he found out that Wright was gay and there was some foul play.
Wright was on the way to coming back to serious basketball leagues for at least two more years before retiring.
Police report states that there are still no arrests and that investigation is still going on, and that they are doing everything in their power to solve this one.
February 6, 2016
A hot lifeguard helped a young Gus Kenworthy first realize he was gay
He ‘was really fit and had, like, big arms and shoulders’
Gus Kenworthy, the world’s best freeskier, was outed just last month.
When he was just a kid he had learned that he was attracted to men on a family vacation to some hot springs.
‘There was a lifeguard there who was probably in his 20s, who was really fit and had, like, big arms and shoulders, which I hadn’t really seen before I guess – not in a swimsuit!,’ he tells Attitude magazine. ‘I was just like “Oh my god, what is happening!”‘
‘I didn’t know whether I was so drawn to it because I wanted to look like that or to have that to myself, but I knew I had this pull, and obviously that got more frequent and stronger as I got older,’ he adds.
‘If I would watch a movie and there was a love interest I’d always be drawn to the male lead, and I knew it was something I wasn’t ‘supposed’ to be feeling so I kept quiet about it.’
In the age of 16 he realized with certainty that this was who he is but he has a real hard time accepting it since that was the time he went pro and started focusing on his career.
He had a five year relationship and is now dating a guy who’s name he won’t reveal.
He was the one who made a first move with his ex-boyfriend.
‘I had no idea he was gay or interested at all, we just became friends, and one night we’d been out to the bars and had a few drinks, and we staying at a friend’s and sharing a pull-out couch, and I kinda just thought I’m gonna kiss him, and if he punches me in the face I can play it off as having one too many to drinks or just being an idiot. But it ended up being reciprocated and it started a five-year relationship.’
January 16, 2016
WATCH: Gay rugby ref Nigel Owens delivers epic put down
Renowned as the best official in the world, Nigel Owens is best known for his one-liners during the high pressure games.
Holding the status, once again, he delivered and amazing put down to British Lions’ star Stuart Hogg, during the Scotland’s World Cup with South Africa at St James’ Park.
In the heat of the battle, where Hogg was diving, Owens told him: “Dive like that again, you can come back here in two weeks and play, not today.”
This was also a reference to football, which is played at St James’ Park and known for player’s “dramatic” diving skills.
Watch how Owens delivers epic put down:
Back in March, during a face-to-face meeting, a Welsh rugby fan sent homophobic tweet to Owens.
Endyr James, who sent the homophobic tweet, was later reported by Owens, and police arranged the meeting as a part of an Adult Community Resolution.
This is not the first time that gay referee Nigel Owens was a target of homophobic abuse. He was also a subject of homophobic abuse at Twickenham last November. Good thing was that offenders were swiftly fined and banned.
Nigel Owens is highly respect as a figure in the rugby community, and his firm, but fair refereeing on important games are praised.
January 3, 2016
Luke Shaw Denies Claims That He Is One of Two Homosexual Footballers
With attitudes finally changing the two Premier League stars believe the time is right to come out.
The two players – including an England international – have told family and friends, and are being supported by their clubs and the Football Association, according to The Mirror.
Gay footballers have stayed silent about their sexuality for fear of the backlash including taunts from opposing fans.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw (20) has refuted insinuations that he is homosexual.
He has denied he is one of the Premier League players planning on announcing they are gay.
The Mirror revealed on Friday night that two players – one an England international – are set to come out. They would be the first openly gay players still playing in the English top flight to reveal their sexuality since Justin Fashnu in 1990.
But Shaw, who is currently out injured, has now moved to deny he is one of them.
The England left-back took to Twitter on Saturday night to reply to a message posted by United fan account @UnitedStandMUFC which read: “The idiocy of these Luke Shaw rumours & he’s not even gay! And so what if he is? He’s a United player and we support him #MUFC”.
Shaw replied: “it’s not me so everyone can shut up now.”
Shaw is currently recovering from a broken leg and is expected to be out until March.
December 29, 2015
Premier League: Top Two Players Are ‘Ready To Come Out As Gay’
Though there is yet no word over who the players are, it is reported that one of the men in question is an England international.
“The stigma has completely gone, and the public are far more accepting. At this level of football, being gay is almost the final frontier,”
“It has always been such a macho game and, unfortunately, perhaps more than in any other sport, there can be an aggressive mob mentality in the stands. But finally the tide is turning and more and more sports people are openly gay.” a source told The Daily Mirror.
The Mirror also claim that another well known player came out to his family and friends back in 2011, but refused to go public after a homophobic slur was painted across his car.
Last year, Thomas Hitzlsperger became the first former Premier League star to come out but English football, perhaps scarred by the suicide of Justin Fashanu 17 years ago, is still well behind other sports in its attitudes to homosexuality.
December 28, 2015