In light of recent controversy regarding homophobic slurs by Israel Folau, we thought we would shine a light on 10 influential gay rugby personalities. There are many great professional rugby players and personalities. These players have become a beacon of light because they overcame stereotypes and other challenges faced by homosexual athletes way too often. Join 10, of others that have reaped the rewards. Rugby revolves around fair play, discipline, and most of, all equality. At the same time, there are many misconceptions about this beautiful sport, which has led to the marginalization and targeting of gay players.
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The round-the-clock media circus that surrounds Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has pushed spirituality in professional sports into the spotlight. Tebow's on-the-field prayer and good-natured embracing of the "Tebowing" phenomena have been highlighted by every sports publication in the country at this point. Tebow might be the most high profile religious athlete in he world at the moment, but he's certainly not the only athlete with an outspoken enthusiasm for his faith. There have been a number of professional athletes and coaches, past and present, who didn't shy away from the subject of spirituality. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and wife Tiffany, his junior high school sweetheart, are very active in the Catholic church. Rivers speaks to young people about spirituality and the importance of abstaining from premarital sex. Bush to serve on the President's Faith Council.
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So when Nissan, a major sponsor of the annual Gay Softball World Series, invited me to Austin, Texas, to write about the 40th anniversary of the games, I was stoked. As you might imagine, the Gay Softball World Series has seen a whole lot of change since it began in What started as a small, casual competition between the handful of gay softball teams that existed in New York and San Francisco has evolved into a competitive, six-day event with more than teams from 43 cities across the United States and Canada.
Burke, a promising prospect for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the s, was gay and dealt with discrimination throughout his career. He died of AIDS complications in Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier. He spent day and night lying in a small twin bed, clutching at thin sheets printed with red-and-blue toy cars.