Manti Te’o: Game over, man.

By: Friday January 18, 2013 6:43 am

Look, I have no idea whether Manti Te’o is gay. Only he can answer that question. But the football player’s fake dead girlfriend hoax story isn’t going away, and the number of plausible reasons for this fantastic charade occurring are dwindling. Given that the primary fable foisted on the public by Te’o and Notre Dame — [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Men can’t compete in synchronized swimming? Really?

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 3:53 pm

Gender bias and homophobia are the culprit One of my favorite Olympic sports is synchronized swimming. I discovered the sport when, as a child, I stumbled upon the black and white, 1952 film Million Dollar Mermaid with Hollywood star Esther Williams. Synchronized swimming (often abbreviated to synchro) was not Williams Olympic goal or sport of [...]

The teensy women’s beach volleyball uniforms are ratings boosters – and preposterous sand traps.

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 12:10 pm

So we’re watching the Olympics Saturday night and women’s beach volleyball is on. Team USA was playing the Aussies and because it was cold (60 degrees) in London and they were playing in the evening, the regulation bikini uniform was nowhere to be found. Well, not exactly — Team Australia was covered from head to [...]

Guest column by Rev. Irene Monroe: Homophobe Tim Hardaway’s change of words

By: Saturday September 17, 2011 8:05 am

In the African American community we desperately need public role models denouncing homophobic bullying, vitriol, and discrimination. Since too few role models come from the Black Church, many of us lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) brothers and sisters of African descent look to black role models, especially males, in the areas of entertainment [...]

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