Homophobia

Open Thread: Is The NFL Ready for Michael Sam?

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Over the weekend, Michael Sam became the first openly gay man to be drafted by the NFL. Although he wasn’t in one of the top rounds, the St. Louis Rams still found potential in him. But not everyone was too happy about him being drafted,...

Do Negative Views About Sexuality Get Challenged, While Racism Goes Unchecked?

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In a piece for the New York Times, sports journalist William C. Rhoden wonders why our society seems more apt to punish people for their homophobic, but give them a pass for racialized opinions. Rhoden uses the events of the past few weeks—Richard Sherman being...

Evander Holyfield’s Being Gay Ain’t Normal Comments Could Lead To TV Watchdog Investigation

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In what probably isn’t the pinnacle of success, former heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield is currently a houseguest on UK Celebrity Big Brother and recent comments could have him in hot water. During a conversation with houseguest Luisa Zissman, in which she asks if there were any gay boxers, Holyfield...

Amnesty International Condemns ‘Homophobia’ In Africa

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You know, I get it. Not everyone is ok with anything having to do with homosexuals and their rights.  And in many African countries (yes, Rick Ross, Africa is a continent with its own countries) homosexual acts are outlawed. In total, homosexual acts are still a...

Lance Bass on Chris Brown: “The F-Word is Just Like Calling You The N-Word”

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Lately, it has become a ritual for Chris Brown to receive high public scrutiny for his eccentric behavior. If it’s not his elongated twitter rants or his daytime brawls with fellow R&B artist, Frank Ocean, Chris Brown is making headlines for his requited love interest...

Blatantly We Are Homophobic: Concerns about Anti-Gay Messages Spread via Social Media

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In the past year, I have come across a multitude of image macros posted in black community forums and by black friends in my Facebook feed discussing the “origins” of baggy pants. This “origin” story has been proven untrue again and again (see Snopes’ article...