Tag Archives: Sports

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

Things that make BosGuy go hmm...I know that there were many funny photos earlier this summer from World Cup but I couldn’t resist to share this one. Gawd only knows what is actually happening here.

Equality Illinois hosts OUT at the Sox

gay sportsNormally when I write about baseball it is about my Boston Red Sox. However, I read a story in Huffington Post about Equality Illinois hosting what I believe to be the first LGBT “Night Out” to see the Chicago White Sox.

The evening has apparently drawn some mean spirited comments from some White Sox fans so I wanted to voice my support for the LGBT Pride Night and encourage anyone who might read my blog and live in Chicago to enjoy the evening.  For more information about the evening and to purchase tickets link here.

Misty Copeland: I Will I Want from Under Armour

If you happen to be watching this season of SYTYCD you are already familiar with the beautiful (but very tough judge) Misty Copeland. Misty is best known as a soloist ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre, but this new commercial from Under Armor is sure to increase her fame and change people’s perception of ballet.  More than an art form, Under Armour’s commercial showcases the beautiful athleticism of ballet in their new I Will I Want ad campaign.

In addition to the inspirational message of never giving up, perhaps it will inspire you to check out Boston Ballet’s 2014-2015 season. Information about performance dates and tickets can be found online here.

Warwick Rowers crowdfunder has kicked off

gay sportI’m sure nearly every gay man who reads this blog is familiar with the Warwick Rowers in the UK who for the past few years have been posing naked and selling calendars in an attempt to draw attention to homophobia in sport. Proceeds they raise go to sportallies.org; a group dedicated to promoting inclusion and challenging homophobia through sport.

While the video and calendar these guys produce is NSFW – their cause is most worthwhile so I wanted to let you know that they have kicked off their crowdfunder campaign for their 2015 calendar.

If inclined, I’d direct you to warwickrowers.org/crowdfunder.

If you liked the video you may want to do some shopping on their website. Remember that the proceeds go to fight homophobia in sport, warwickrowers.org/shop.

Thanks to Lambert Rahming for bringing this to my attention.

 

Olympian Ian Thorpe comes out

Australian Ian Thorpe, GayAustralian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, recently admitted he is gay in an interview in his home, Australia.  In addition to being gay he also happened to break 22 world records, win 5 gold – 3 silver – 1 bronze medal at the Olympic Games.  Welcome to the family Ian. I’m proud to have you on our team.

Men’s sports uniforms ranked

mens best sports uniformsLast week the website, Jezebel, had an article that was brought to my attention called Men’s sports uniforms ranked.

Perhaps the author wrote it best,  “The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world?”

Check out Dodai’s compilation of the best men’s sports uniforms here.

 

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

things that makes BosGuy go hmm...oIn honor of World Cup currently going on in Brazil I thought I’d share this funny photo.  Like these compromising photos? Check out Queerty’s recent post that includes many more, here.

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

things that make bosguy go hmm...Last month I posted a somewhat similar photograph here.

What is it about wrestling that seems to always make me do a double take? Apparently, I’m not alone because earlier this week Queerty posted a series of these eye-catching images that you can check out here.

Marathon Day: 118th Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Boston Athletic AssociationMany who live in and near Boston are not working today, celebrating Patriot’s Day, which also happens to always coincide with the Boston Marathon.  This year Sergio and I are flying back from visiting my brother who moved to Southern California.

The Boston Marathon is one of my favorite holidays and sporting events in the city and I’d like to wish all the runners the best of luck and thank the city, it’s first responders and all the volunteers who I know will make this a safe and fun event.Boston Marathon Schedule

Marathon weekend

Boston MarathonIts marathon weekend in Boston and because of last year’s bombings it seems like the rest of the world will turn their eyes to Boston come Monday.  It feels strange not to be in the city this weekend which I would imagine is quickly filling to capacity.   Typically the Boston Marathon draws more than half a million spectators and more than 25,000 runners, but this year is anything but typical. This year the Boston Marathon has an estimated 36,000 runners, and I would assume even more spectators.

If you are in town this weekend be certain to check out the Boston Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Auditorium (Friday 12-7 pm; Saturday 9am – 7pm; and Sunday 9am – 6pm. Nearly every athletic, fitness and nutrition firm you can imagine sets up booths to educate and sell their products. Vendors have special sales for the expo and there are usually some pretty cool freebies.

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

gay sports wrestlingI doubt this guy is checking for a hernia and where the heck is the other guy’s head?

Thought of the day: Sochi Olympics

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Today is the final day of the Sochi Olympic games and I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that hosting the games in homophobic Russia has been a blessing in disguise for the gay community.

Gay rights have been consistently discussed during the Olympic Games. Air time has been provided to discuss Russia’s discriminatory legislation in a way I’ve rarely seen in the US; we tend to only report on what happens here at home, forgetting there is a world beyond our borders.

While these protests may have fallen on deaf ears in Russia, the conversation has taken on new meaning here in the US.  I can’t help but wonder was Michael Sam’s historic announcement days after the Opening Ceremony at Sochi intentional? It seems to have added fuel here in the US to fighting homophobia in sport; against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympics the conversation seemed all the more poignant.

Homophobia thrives when it is unchallenged.  The 1980s gay activist group ACT UP had it right; Silence = Death.  Although they were fighting for more AIDS funding and helping those dying from AIDS to live their final days with dignity, the mantra remains true so I hope the dialog started and scrutiny focused on Russia continues after the Olympic torch goes out in Sochi.

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish take stand against homophobia

Athlete AllyIn light of the disgraceful way the International Olympic Committee has dealt with championing Russia’s homophobic legislation, I wanted to share this story.

American star tennis players Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish become the 1st professional men’s tennis players to align with Athlete Ally.

Andy Roddick said, “Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collin’s courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself.  As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people – players and fans alike – are  welcome and included in tennis.”  More about this story here and more about Athlete Ally here.

Steve Langton US Olympic Bobsled team

Steve Langton US OlympianThirty year old Steve Langton is a Boston native who calls Melrose, MA home.  When I saw him featured in a local publication, I immediately thought he’d make for a great man candy post.  This 6’2 / 220+lbs Olympian started his bobsledding career in 2006 and was named Rookie of the Year by the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation [USBSF] for the 2007/08 season.  He finished in 10th place in the Vancouver Olympic Games. Best of luck to you Steve.

Here are a few more photos of this Olympian. Click to enlarge.US olympic athlete Sochi

There are no gays in figure skating

Sochi OlympicsDon’t worry Vlad. There won’t be any gays attending or competing in men’s figure skating; a sporting event with a proud Russian heritage.