Being a Fan of the Steelers is a Preference, Being a Lesbian is Not

Eric Waters

It is 2014. There is simply no excuse for a college educated 23-year-old man like Eric Waters to use the phrase “sexual preference” unless he is being a snide bigot. Period. I’m referring to a Tribune Review interview in which Waters talks disrespectful trash about his college roommate, Michael Sam – the first openly gay […]

Steelers’ New Backup QB Landry Jones Talks Christian Beliefs, LGBTQ Players

OUTSports recently discussed Pittsburgh’s newest QB – Landry Jones – an openly “devout” Christian in the context of playing with openly gay players. Jones stance is that while he personally thinks homosexuality is “wrong” he would treat openly gay teammates like everyone else. From the interview at OUTsports “There’s not a conflict,” Jones said. “People […]

From CNN: Brendon Ayanbadejo talks NFL gay rights

There are so many wonderful quotes in this interview – his respectful inclusion of the trans community, awareness of international issues, his acnowledgement of his privilege, his understanding of how the Constitution works – this is an ally. And I love his description of masculine culture. “Everyone’s been talking to gay people our entire lives […]

Prescient Lesbians and Post-Gazette Editorial Cartoonists Save the NFL Referees?

I kept asking my liberal football loving friends why they were watching football when a union was on strike. <cue crickets> So then I wrote this … And voila! You are welcome.