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Last Post 02/27/2014 05:06 PM by Ryan Asher. 13 Replies.
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Ride On

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02/24/2014 05:43 PM
Ok so we now have an openly gay NBA player . A soon to be openly gay player in the NFL. Has there been an openly gay pro cyclist ? Over/under on how long it will be before we see one. Male or female first ?
Orange Crush

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02/24/2014 05:55 PM
Interesting question.

The who's who list shows 4 cyclists, 3 of which were german female cyclists, two of which were in a relationship with one another. The fourth is Graeme Obree, which came as surprise to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_sportspeople

But aren't we all a bit gay riding around in our spandex? :-P
huckleberry

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02/24/2014 06:36 PM
It'll be nice to get to the point of... "Who cares..."

I'm glad it's happening, just ready for it to be a non-issue.

It's been the hateful focus of many small minds for far too long.
ChinookPass

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02/24/2014 08:06 PM
if anyone is surprised there are gay people happily going about their lives in the open, doing all (well most) of the things you or I do, then you really haven't been paying attention or have just been mentally blocking out that part of our species.

I really think it's just a few scattered enclaves left where people are surprised to find gay people in their midst.
longslowdistance

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02/24/2014 09:23 PM
Count calories, shave legs, lean bodies, wear spandex? Nope, no gay men here!

But seriously, I'm with Huck.   Who cares?
Dale

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02/24/2014 10:19 PM
Posted By Huckleberry on 02/24/2014 06:36 PM
It'll be nice to get to the point of... "Who cares..."

I'm glad it's happening, just ready for it to be a non-issue.

It's been the hateful focus of many small minds for far too long.


This...
Pin0Q0

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02/25/2014 06:45 AM
Yep I'm with Huck also, who cares. Ignorance is clearly showing it's ugly head, just look at AZ and TX.
stronz

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02/25/2014 08:23 AM
I'm in the "who cares" camp... I just dont understand why its an issue. Do your job, behave responsibly, spend time with whomever you want
Spud

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02/25/2014 09:20 AM
Pin0Q0, That bill will be crushed here in AZ. Brewer will never sign it.
vtguy

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02/25/2014 11:22 AM
Spud, I hope that you're correct. The proposed law would be a disaster for the state on multiple levels.
Dale

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02/25/2014 11:28 AM
My trip to the Grand Canyon is dependent on her vetoing the legislation
THE SKINNY

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02/25/2014 12:25 PM
good thing we're not in uganda
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/25/282463472/ugandan-tabloid-names-gays-after-anti-gay-measure-becomes-law
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
jacques_anquetil

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02/25/2014 03:03 PM
good one, dale. By all accounts that's exactly what Brewer intends to do.
Ron

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02/27/2014 05:06 PM
You know what I'm waiting for? An openly vegetarian or vegan MLB or NFL player. I bet there are actually some, but I can't get over how bad 400 pound football players, all the megafarm meat they eat, and then all the $4ite the fans consume at games, on the way to games, and while watching games at home are for the environment.

I am really growing to despise U.S. ball sports. The NFL is a corporate chess match, not a sport. The NBA is WWE with a ball. I think both are major parts of the problem in the U.S. right now...just look at the fan base.
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