Showing posts with label LGBT Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBT Sports. Show all posts

April 23, 2018

FIFA World Cup in Russia, in Defiance of Putin Will Set Up LGBT Safe House For The Games

 Arrested LGBT's Protesters are shoved into a police van for walking with the rainbow flag in a Moscow Street


An LGBT Pride House will open during this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, in defiance of Vladimir Putin’s controversial anti-gay legislation.

According to Russian news service Fontanka, gay and lesbian visitors to soccer’s biggest tournament will be able to “find shelter” at the site, which will be set up in St. Petersburg, host city for both the first semifinal and the third-place playoff game.

In the summer of 2013, Russian president Putin pushed through a “gay propaganda” law that caused an international outcry and was criticized for severely affecting the rights of LGBT Russian citizens. Government officials, Putin himself, and – ahead of the World Cup – members of the Russian Football Union, have repeatedly stated that the law is merely intended to protect minors. 

However, violent attacks on members of the LGBT community continue in Russia. FARE, Europe’s leading anti-discrimination soccer network, will warn World Cup visitors of the dangers of publicly showing affection in Russian cities.

“(Our) guide will advise gay people to be cautious in any place which is not seen tobe welcoming to the LGBT community,” Piara Power, executive director of FARE, told the Guardian. 
In St. Petersburg, seen as the most European of Russian cities, there remains strong opposition to the local LGBT rights movement. One pro-LGBT rally was cancelled when a higher number of protestors than participants turned up.

Fans of Zenit St. Petersburg gained notoriety in 2012, issuing a decree demanding that the club’s hierarchy refrain from signing any gay or black players.

A recent survey commissioned by a betting website found that 39 per cent of Russians believe it is “likely or highly likely” that LGBT foreigners would be targeted for attacks during the tournament. Around 13 per cent of Russians are “irritated” by the presence of LGBT foreigners, per the survey.

Details for the Pride House, which will be run by prominent LGBT leaders from Russia, with international support, are still to be worked out, but the location will be organized without official government backing.

The tournament begins on June 14, with the final to be held in Moscow on July 15.

November 9, 2017

Gay Basketball Player Decided to Come Out Straight by Putting LGBT's Down Looses Job

  Cyd Ziegler from  Outsports reported this story and Iam including it here. This is such a strange world when you deal when dishonest people that try to wing their personalities to what they think others will accept. If you have to declare you are straight followed by profanities and putting the LGBT community down you are a sorry human being and you don't rally know what you are because sexuality is part of us; some of us know who we and first we accept ourselves and then on the same coin we accept others. It is how well we accept us that allow us to accept the ones belonging to another team.

Basketball player and coach Camille LeNoir has filed a lawsuit against New Mexico State University, claiming the school rescinded an offer to coach because she used to be gaybut is now straight.
Sadly, her lawsuit intends to impugn the LGBT community and doesn’t begin to represent the real reasons no fair-minded coaching staff would welcome her with open arms.
LeNoir played basketball for USC before being drafted by the Washington Mystics (she never played for them). She lived for several years in same-sex relationships, but according to the anti-gay video that drove New Mexico State to their decision, she was “delivered” from homosexuality by god.
"When I ended that last relationship, I was still in love with the girl. Nothing was going wrong. And [god] crested upon my heart so much, I couldn't even sleep at night sometimes thinking about it. And it was just really difficult for me to deal with because I was never at peace. Never at peace. And I thank god for that because, like I said earlier, if it wasn't for that I would still be in it. And I would have been completely given over to that. So I've been delivered from it for two years, been going strong for the Lord. Got really serious about my walk after that. That wasn't the only sin I struggled with. I just thought if I got rid of homosexuality, if I got out of that lifestyle, I was good."
OK, fine. She was gay, and god saved her. Certainly there are issues here for someone trying to be a basketball coach, given that she admits herself that there are many lesbian and bisexual women in college basketball.
But she didn’t stop there.
“I knew [homosexuality] was wrong. I knew what Christ did for me. It was just straight-up disobedience on my behalf, not caring about what god thought. I wasn't thinking about my soul or eternity."
So now lesbians and bisexual women are disobedient to god. And there are lots of LGBT women in basketball. What head coach would want this attitude on his team? How would this destructive viewpoint, which she could intend to push on her players, help the Aggies win basketball games?
Oh, there’s more.
"Competition came from satan, not from god. God told us to love each other, to walk in humility. Everything that Jesus preached, from the sermon on the mount, contradicts everything the sports atmosphere promotes. Everything."
So now the very existence of the sport she wants to coach is a descendant of satan. 
For LGBT people, she added this clincher:
"If you're in a same-sex relationship, it's not worth losing your soul."
The school reacted in an obvious manner. From the Washington Post
In court filings, New Mexico State says that LeNoir’s feelings about homosexuality shared in the video “would have had an adverse impact” on her “ability to effectively coach and recruit players who identify as LGBT.”
LeNoir wanted to coach female basketball players, but she said most of them were in a sinful relationship and the very sport they were playing was derived from satan.
And she wonders why she was fired? She’s actually suing the school claiming it’s because she no longer dates women? 
In an interesting twist, LeNoir claimed that her being straight was perceived by New Mexico State head coach Mark Trakh as a detriment to recruiting women’s basketball players. Again, from the Washington Post:
She said Trakh told her “the fact that I’m no longer homosexual would affect recruiting.”
For what it’s worth, the interview in which LeNoir said all of these things was with a guy who has called Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor a Satanist.

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