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What Gay Slurs Toward Cristiano Ronaldo Have To Say About Sports Homophobia

Originally published on out.com One of the queerest things about homophobia is that many of its targets are not actually homo. Not because homophobia is a blunt, inaccurate baseball bat—though that as well—but because homophobia is used as a way of policing all men’s behavior, whatever their actual sexual preference. ...

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HE IS AKIN

Writer’s Note: The following narration is a work of fiction inspired by true life events. * I was hidden in the crowd the day it happened – the day he was beaten and lynched. It was on that day I had my conviction, a conviction that brought in anger and ...

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The Things They Say…About Nigeria Post-Antigay Law

“When we were saying you guys, don’t let them pass that anti-gay bill, y’all thought we were tripping. When we were saying that doing something like that empowers every ignorant person, when we were screaming our guts out, crying, begging, fighting, you people thought we were crazy. Our morality was ...

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Some People Are Upset By This Michael B. Jordan Pic, And Here’s Why

A picture is worth a thousand words. And sometimes a lot of those words are homophobic. Last week, Vanity Fair published an interview with actor Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler. They’ve collaborated on two films now — Creed and Fruitvale Station. But, as an official picture of Jordan ...

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Celebrity Backlash Against Manny Pacquiao For Antigay Comments

Pro-LGBT celebrities from the world of sports have come for professional boxer Manny Pacquiao over his antigay statements. Earvin Magic Johnson reportedly told his followers on Twitter that he was done watching the Filipino fighter, applauded Nike for dropping him over remarks that compared LGBT people to animals, and reminded ...

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Another Antigay Jab From Boxer Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao doesn’t want anyone to misconstrue his feelings about gays and lesbians. The professional boxer and aspiring Filipino presidential candidate told the BBC that he remains steadfast against same-sex couples despite losing his endorsement deal. “What I am saying is right. I mean I am just stating the truth, ...

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I KILLED A SPIDER

As a final-year student of History, my project fieldwork was set in my village. So I had to travel down there to get the work done. I got home after dark, and went to put my things away in my room. There wasn’t any power, so I had to use ...

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Pastor Hates ‘Harry Potter’ So Much, He Thinks Kids Should Drown Instead Of Reading It

Let it be known: Pastor Kevin Swanson is no Harry Potter fan. In fact, Swanson is so opposed to J.K. Rowling’s iconic series, he’d prefer that parents would drown their children instead of allowing them to read it. Swanson, who is a pastor at the Reformation Church of Elizabeth, Colorado ...

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The Things They Say About The Pope’s Hypocrisy

“This is one of the paradoxes and weird hypocrisy of that organization. The Pope came out last year and said who am I to judge with regards to somebody’s sexual orientation? But I think it is important to differentiate between lip service towards something and actually making change. I think ...

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‘I paid my brother £75,000 to stop him admitting he was gay.’ – John Fashanu

Former football star John Fashanu has admitted paying his gay brother Justin £75,000 in a failed bid to get him to stay in the closet. The former Wimbledon striker said he “begged and threatened” his brother not to “embarrass” his family by being open about his sexuality. Justin, who played ...

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