Saturday, August 14, 2010

Homophobia in the Arena

Here is a great article on a July 31st incident of unprecedented
ant-gay verbal abuse in baseball. The larger story is of the life
of the ump who was targeted by the assault, Billy Van Raaphorst.
It's a coming out story that many can relate to, especially those
who are part of worlds that are less accepting of gays, like sports,
wealthy families, and Southern towns.

The author, Jason Whitlock, produced a great piece, especially
telling in his personal reveals on bias and questioning the recent
marriage equality debate. Worth a look; if the link goes wonky,
it's at, his August 13th column.

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