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In Olmsted Township, Ohio, just about half an hour drive from downtown Cleveland, the brutally murdered body of a 20 year old transgendered woman was found tied to a concrete block and left in a pond to rot. The body was naked from the waist down, clad only in brassiere, a tank top and a small black jacket, motionless, looking, as one observer explained, more like a mannequin than a human being. A mannequin punctured repeatedly with stab wounds.
The body was actually discovered on April 17, 2013, but it wasn’t until Monday that the police were able to identify Carl Acoff as the person tied to that concrete block. The media didn’t do Acoff any favors, either. When a local reporter wrote about the story, Acoff’s murder read more like a study of the victim’s criminal history and an author’s confusion about gender pronouns than answers to the real questions. What happened, how did it happen, how were other’s lives effected.
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Anybody wondering why there is such antipathy about recently unemployed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow needs only to look at what happened to Jason Collins on Monday.
His admission of "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." unleashed a torrent of Biblically-annotated vile so ugly, so hateful from the good "Christians" of the Internet that...
Jason Collins stunned everyone Monday, when he revealed that he is gay in a personal essay in Sports Illustrated. And by everyone, we mean everyone -- even his ex-fiancee, according to one report.
According to the gossip website TMZ , Collins, who most recently played for the Washington Wizards, dated former WNBA player Carolyn Moos for seven years, and the two were engaged before...
LeRoy Butler was all set to earn $8,500 to speak at a Wisconsin church — then he tweeted at Jason Collins.
Butler’s tweet read “Congrats to Jason Collins.” That was enough for the church to no longer want to be associated with the former Packers All-Pro safety.
After Butler sent his tweet on Monday, the church told Butler they were canceling his event. He asked why, and the...
LeRoy Butler had one church cancel on him for publicly congratulating gay NBA player Jason Collins, but now the former Green Bay Packers safety has added a church to his speaking schedule.
This church, St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Madison, Wis., has agreed to host Butler because of his public stance regarding Collins.
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When the site Ultimate Rockets broke the news on Tuesday that the Westboro Baptist Church intended to protest outside of Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday during Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, it was assumed that an ugly scene was not only possible, but likely. The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious...
With this being the slow time in the NFL, news on teams is little, most times it feels we reach for info that is not there. Even with this being a little break, the biggest news the sports world has heard that will influence other players in other sports to do the same came out. Jason Collins, a professional athlete who is still competing at the top level, came out as a homosexual... Read more
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Karl Malone made it perfectly clear with his statement of support of Jason Collins that he would have no problem with a gay teammate.
Former Green Bay Packers safety Leroy Butler was supposed to give a speech at a Wisconsin church this week. That speech has now been canceled after Butler tweeted out support to gay NBA player Jason Collins via Twitter.
Tuesday, Butler tweeted, “Congrats to Jason Collins.” Soon after that the church informed Butler that his services were no longer needed.
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Jason Collins has received more support than criticism since he came out as openly gay on Monday, but there are sure to still be a number of obstacles he will have to face going forward. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick” show on Tuesday, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry commended Collins for having the “courage” to come out, but also touched on what could...
Chris Broussard took to Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club this morning to explain the comments he made on ESPN’s Outside The Lines in regards to homosexuality and his religious beliefs. The discussion on OTL began with Chris speaking on Jason Collins, the NBA player who recently revealed his sexual orientation. Watch Chris Broussard’s interview [...]
President Barack Obama says he told NBA center Jason Collins that he ''couldn't be prouder of him'' for coming out as gay while playing in a major sports league.
Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Obama said Collins showed the progress the United States has made in recognizing that gays and lesbians deserve full equality. He said they deserve ''not...
One closet door flew off its hinges when an active player said, "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."
The last sentence defines the sort of fan you are.
You either react in horror and break out a bible verse, or wish Jason Collins the best for next season.
How would Portland fans react if he made his announcement to the Oregonian...