Apparently, the gay and lesbian community now need to have their own sports niche carved out for them: a new magazine devoted to homosexuality in sports called Sports Out Loud:
Each issue of Sports Out Loud will include a slew of sports and sports-related articles: insights into the world of professional sports, news on local gay sporting events, profiles of athletes, health and nutrition news, information on the latest training and athletic gear. Plus, we’ll have on-going columns that will touch on the humorous side of sports, allow readers to gain information on the best way to train for specific sports and how best to treat injuries.
Look, I don't have anything wrong with anyone who is gay, or a lesbian, or bisexual, or whatever it is they choose to be. But does it need to be celebrated? I mean, good Lord... we have Gay Pride parades, Gay Days, a gay presidential debate (dems only, obviously), and now even gay sports magazines.
What happened to equality?
Do I need to run around celebrating my straightness? Should I organize the first-ever Straight Pride Parade? How about straight day? And I could publish a magazine called "Straight Sports Monthly" on top of all that, too.
How long before GLAAD would sue me?
I don't care if a sports star is gay or straight. Does it matter? I don't see how it does, or how the gay and lesbian community needs a whole separate magazine. Do homosexuals have different weight routines and ways of best treating injuries? Or would they be just as well served reading Sports Illustrated for that information?
Columns that touch on the humorous side of sports for homosexuals? What does that mean, a funny column about how to avoid hitting on your straight teammate when you're naked in the locker rooms together? I mean, come on.
What makes a gay athlete any different than a straight one?
I just don't understand why it needs to be celebrated so much. Once upon a time, minorities -- from racial minorities to those with different sexual preferences -- were fighting to be equal, but it's gone way over that line now. It's like we must make sure that minorities are separate, distinguished, honored.
Look, when I'm watching football, all I care about is that my Gators in college and Jaguars in the NFL win. I could care less if the person who just scored that amazing touchdown or made an awesome tackle is gay, straight, whatever. All I care about is that they play well. Why do we need to make such a big deal over an athlete being gay? OK, cool, you're gay. Good for you -- now can you win? Because that's all that should really matter in sports.
You know, then again, maybe I should publish "Straight Sports Monthly". You know, just to even the playing field.