Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Michael Sam and the NFL

I'm not sure if anyone still reads this...but as many of you know, college football star Michael Sam recently came out prior to the NFL draft. He is the first openly gay football player, and some NFL sources say that this will hurt his status in the draft. Here's a great clip that a friend posted on Facebook.

Some interesting points are that Hansen acknowledges his own discomfort and inability to relate to gay men, and he also quotes Audre Lorde!

Hope you're all doing well.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More on Sochi Olympics

Article on ESPN discussing the U.S.'s decision to designate two openly gay former athletes as their designation for the olympics.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

West Point & Gay Marriage

Hey All!

Hope finals are going smoothly for everyone. I thought this was an interesting and uplifting piece! It ties in nicely some of our class themes on gay men in the service and marriage equality.


At West Point: Duty, Honor, Gay Marriage

Friday, December 13, 2013

Kids react to gay marriages

Great insight on how younger kids view gay marriage.

Sochi Olympics

When Professor Bilger came to speak to us, we spoke briefly about how sports can fit into the conversation of LGBT rights. I found this interesting article about a prominent former Olympians view of Russia's anti-gay laws, and what olympians should do about it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

India's Supreme Court Reinstates Ban on Homosexuality

"In a huge blow to gay rights in the world’s largest democracy, India’s top court on Tuesday reinstated an archaic law that makes gay sex a criminal offense on grounds that it can only be dismissed by lawmakers in government."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Homeless LGBT kids

This post talks about the author's research into her film, A Place Called Home, about homeless LGBT youth. It also investigates government policies on homeless youth in the UK, Australia, and Canada.