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    9th annual gay games to be held in Cleveland.

    Interesting. This is the first i have even heard that there IS a olympic event set up (the gay games) specific for gays, lesbians and such.

    http://www.gg9cle.com/

    http://bossip.com/1013356/goin-for-t...-reform-43081/

    http://gaygames.org/wp/

    Since gays and such CAN be part of the regular games, why set aside a specific game even for just them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Interesting. This is the first i have even heard that there IS a olympic event set up (the gay games) specific for gays, lesbians and such.




    Since gays and such CAN be part of the regular games, why set aside a specific game even for just them?
    Don't know...seems kind of discriminatory to me...

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    I agree. I hope they disband the Special Olympics and Wounded Warrior events too in the name of equality and all that. Rabble rabble rabble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    I agree. I hope they disband the Special Olympics and Wounded Warrior events too in the name of equality and all that. Rabble rabble rabble.
    I'm pretty sure gays are able bodied. And, again, the hypocrisy of discrimination is a fucking joke. Unless you are going to say that homosexuality is a disability...

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    I am pretty sure I have the minority opinion on most of the 'gays in the military' issues, but I agree ... it would seem that having this event solely for homosexuals is as exclusive as it would be for the X-Games or Olympic Committee to only allow heterosexuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    I agree. I hope they disband the Special Olympics and Wounded Warrior events too in the name of equality and all that. Rabble rabble rabble.
    That is different than having a special competition for otherwise able bodied and healthy athletes ... who just happen to be homosexual. Several athletes (who just happen to be homosexual) have competed at and done well in national and international competitions to include the Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I'm pretty sure gays are able bodied. And, again, the hypocrisy of discrimination is a fucking joke. Unless you are going to say that homosexuality is a disability...
    Ha! I seem to remember a lawsuit a couple years ago regarding a gay softball league...with one team suing another and/or the league claiming they had a couple of ringers that weren't really gay. I thought it would make a funny movie with Daniel Tosh as the opposing coach trying to prove that Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell weren't gay.

    Anyway, I think this is just kind of a community event thing...like there might be a Catholic Youth Organization basketball league...or an Over-30 Rec league, etc.

    Not saying that being Catholic is a disability...just a community event, even though many Catholics can compete in the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Interesting. This is the first i have even heard that there IS a olympic event set up (the gay games) specific for gays, lesbians and such.

    Since gays and such CAN be part of the regular games, why set aside a specific game even for just them?
    There IS NO Olympic "event" set up specifically for gays, lesbians, and "such". Where did you read that this event is, in any way, associated with the Olympics? Also, it's not a annual event (see below).

    Yes, gays can be part of (participate in) "regular" games, and straight people can also participate in this event.

    http://www.gg9cle.com/gay-games/faqs/

    The Gay Games are an international sporting and cultural event held every four years. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation from all athletes—regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender identity, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status. The Games offer a safe environment for LGBT competitors and are open to anyone 18 years or older. Typically, about 10% of participants are non-LGBT, often friends and family who participate to show their support.
    http://bossip.com/1013356/goin-for-t...-reform-43081/ (This is the exact link provided in the OP. Sometimes, IMHO, it pays to read an article you're linking to before posting.)

    The Games feature a wide variety of athletes – young and old, male and female and both gay and straight.
    http://gaygames.org/wp/about-the-fgg...n-statement-2/

    Following the Federation’s guiding principle of inclusion, and consistent with the proper operation of the Federation’s activities, in the Federation’s internal operations and employment practice, as well as in the events for which it is responsible, there will be no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, athletic/artistic ability, age, physical challenge, or health status.

    Doesn’t seem to be any discrimination going on here.
    Last edited by Chris_1991-2011; 08-11-2014 at 11:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_1991-2011 View Post
    There IS NO Olympic "event" set up specifically for gays, lesbians, and "such". Where did you read that this event is, in any way, associated with the Olympics?

    Yes, gays can be part of (participate in) "regular" games, and straight people can also participate in this event.

    http://www.gg9cle.com/gay-games/faqs/



    http://bossip.com/1013356/goin-for-t...-reform-43081/ (This is the exact link provided in the OP. Sometimes, IMHO, it pays to read an article you're linking to before posting.)



    http://gaygames.org/wp/about-the-fgg...n-statement-2/




    Doesn’t seem to be any discrimination going on here.
    Ding, Ding, Ding, we have someone here who has a reading comprehension level above the third grade or maybe someone who took the time to read the links. Nowhere in the three links garhkal posted indicates any association with the Olympics.

    So I have to ask garhkal, Why did you say "... there IS a olympic event set up (the gay games) specific for gays, lesbians and such."?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_1991-2011 View Post
    Yes, gays can be part of (participate in) "regular" games, and straight people can also participate in this event.

    ...

    Doesn’t seem to be any discrimination going on here.
    I admit, I didn't look at the links.

    Looks like much ado about nothing.
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