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(Slate)   "More and more athletes are coming out of the closet...it seems homosexuality really is contagious." You may want to rethink that headline, Slate   (slate.com) divider line 85
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2014-04-10 01:23:03 AM  
Nah, it works as click bait just fine.
 
2014-04-10 01:47:03 AM  
So... gay is the new black?
 
2014-04-10 03:15:26 AM  
Shower naked with guys every day after school? Where do the gays sign up??
 
2014-04-10 03:18:53 AM  
DNRTFA... Slate  has become even more insane with inflammatory stories, and absolute idiots as contributors.
 
2014-04-10 03:18:53 AM  
May be telling the truth and disdain for lies and living in hiding is contagious?

"Essentially, Gordon's interview confirms that public homosexuality and its acceptance are contagious." Naaaah. It's a gay bug and it's spreading!

Motherlikers...
 
2014-04-10 03:19:31 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?


Black is contagious???
 
2014-04-10 03:22:25 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?


It could be worse.  Imagine if gay was the next Tebow?
 
2014-04-10 03:22:56 AM  

Chinchillazilla: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

Black is contagious???


Less contagious than addicting. Once you try it, well, you're never satisfied with anything else, they say.
 
2014-04-10 03:27:08 AM  

nipner: absolute idiots as contributors.


How are they idiots? They're probably making good money with a decent sized audience. They don't necessarily have to believe what they write. Money's money.
 
2014-04-10 03:28:20 AM  

SphericalTime: Nah, it works as click bait just fine.


Thatsabingo.jpg
 
2014-04-10 03:29:55 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?


I came out as black a few years back. Thankfully, my family accepted me for who I am.
 
2014-04-10 03:33:37 AM  

davidphogan: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

It could be worse.  Imagine if gay was the next Tebow?


ESPN would like it if gay Tebow was the next Tebow.
 
2014-04-10 03:34:28 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

I came out as black a few years back. Thankfully, my family accepted me for who I am.


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-10 03:35:20 AM  
I'm shocked that it's not a lot of gay track and field people come out. I swear the gay members of my high school track team use to kick our ass in track
 
2014-04-10 03:38:40 AM  
It's a good thing my house doesn't have a walk-in closet. I don't think I could have that conversation with my boyfriend.
 
2014-04-10 03:43:07 AM  
so did they change the headline?

because it doesn't say homosexuality is contagious.

it says coming out is contagious, which is probably an astute observation

/although being gay is clearly communicable
 
2014-04-10 03:47:54 AM  
When we're talking about former athletes, there's a good chance that there are at least a few former D1 athletes who are out but nobody in the media cares enough about them to notice. I'm not involved in the scene to know, but apparently there's a former UF football player from the '80s who's a fairly well known drag queen in Gainesville, but it's not like anybody is paying attention to what somebody who played football 30 years ago and didn't make it to the pros is up to even if they are not just out but flamboyantly so.
 
2014-04-10 03:52:51 AM  
Fark homos.
 
Skr
2014-04-10 03:59:41 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Shower naked with guys every day after school? Where do the gays sign up??


at the YMCA
 
2014-04-10 04:09:50 AM  

Al Hashshashin: so did they change the headline?


Exactly. I suspect subby went FR....
 
2014-04-10 04:17:41 AM  
Who's your favorite Village Person? List reasons why .

static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-04-10 04:20:01 AM  
Is it as contagious as derp?
 
2014-04-10 04:23:45 AM  

Triumph: Is it as contagious as derp?


Do you mean how people say the word, thinking it's clever? Seriously, 'derp' needs a replacement.  It's about as fresh as the air in NYC.
 
2014-04-10 04:24:23 AM  

Chinchillazilla: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

Black is contagious???


jaypinkerton.com
 
2014-04-10 04:26:46 AM  
www.sott.net

And still, none as faaaabuulous as Dennis.
 
2014-04-10 04:28:35 AM  

moothemagiccow: Chinchillazilla: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

Black is contagious???

[jaypinkerton.com image 525x163]


Morgan Freeman should have been Robbie in Raimi's Spidey movies, not that fat guy.
 
2014-04-10 04:32:54 AM  
And just cause I mentioned Morgan Freeman and this thread is about homosexuals..

fatawesome.com
 
2014-04-10 04:36:46 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?


fromthebungalow.files.wordpress.com

Exactly.
 
2014-04-10 04:38:36 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

I came out as black a few years back. Thankfully, my family accepted me for who I am.


Wanda Sykes feels your pain.
 
2014-04-10 04:39:03 AM  

ciberido: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

[fromthebungalow.files.wordpress.com image 375x281]

Exactly.


Only 15 posts late.
 
2014-04-10 04:41:21 AM  

Big Ramifications: Fark homos.


Buy one dinner and ask nicely.  You might get your wish.
 
2014-04-10 04:45:06 AM  
cdn2.holytaco.com
 
2014-04-10 04:49:38 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: [cdn2.holytaco.com image 284x500]


It's okay, AIDS is the cure?

/snert
 
2014-04-10 04:52:54 AM  

Big Ramifications: Fark homos.


don't panic. it's gonna be okay.
 
2014-04-10 04:53:18 AM  
It's almost as if people start to feel pretty good about themselves when others aren't throwing rocks at them or trying to kill them or something equally terrible. Go figure.
 
2014-04-10 05:15:23 AM  
*Achoo!* Uh oh.
 
2014-04-10 05:18:26 AM  

ciberido: Big Ramifications: Fark homos.

Buy one dinner and ask nicely.  You might get your wish.


I thought your people used rest areas and Craigslist for that.
 
2014-04-10 05:29:16 AM  
I caught the gay once from the steam room at the YWCA, but it wasn't a bad thing.
 
2014-04-10 05:33:29 AM  
men like fast easy no-strings-attached sexual encounters?

i dont believe it
 
2014-04-10 05:41:13 AM  
Right...I'm sure Slate has gone homophobic now.

**eyeroll**
 
2014-04-10 06:07:35 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I'm shocked that it's not a lot of gay track and field people come out. I swear the gay members of my high school track team use to kick our ass in track


That assumes that there is both reporting on track and field and that anyone reads it. I'm just not willing to believe both.
 
2014-04-10 06:11:31 AM  
I've had some gay and bi friends and I've donated some time and effort to marriage equality.....I just don't think there needs to be a media blitz about it when someone "comes out"....everyone knows gays exist, it's not like the people coming out and the media need to treat it like a new scientific discovery every time it happens.
 
2014-04-10 06:35:57 AM  

OhioUGrad: I've had some gay and bi friends and I've donated some time and effort to marriage equality.....I just don't think there needs to be a media blitz about it when someone "comes out"....everyone knows gays exist, it's not like the people coming out and the media need to treat it like a new scientific discovery every time it happens.


I agree with that in general, but it's considered a big deal right now because sports in general is seen as such a macho heterosexual thing.

Give it 10 years, by then I think people will see this as not newsworthy but just another fact of life.
 
2014-04-10 06:44:11 AM  
A lot of soccer players are gay. Like actors, they get a token wife and put it out they are always after the ladies but it`s a front.

I know for example that Ashley Cole is definately gay. My GF had to look after him for TV once and they get told things so they can make sure they don`t not get released to the press and so forth.

He loves a bit of cock that one. It`s hilarious reading about him getting in trouble with his `wife` for chasing after loads of `women`.

I don`t see the fuss myself, it doesn`t change how good he is at football.
 
2014-04-10 06:47:45 AM  

rynthetyn: davidphogan: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... gay is the new black?

It could be worse.  Imagine if gay was the next Tebow?

ESPN would like it if gay Tebow was the next Tebow.


Although, I'm wondering what the touchdown celebrations are going to be like.
 
2014-04-10 06:48:11 AM  
Only 50% of gay people are 'actual' gays.. the other 50% were sucked into it.

1.bp.blogspot.com

I'm in the 2nd 50%...
 
2014-04-10 06:58:16 AM  
OMG three athletes have come out? It's a heteropocalypse!
 
2014-04-10 07:38:15 AM  

OhioUGrad: I've had some gay and bi friends and I've donated some time and effort to marriage equality.....I just don't think there needs to be a media blitz about it when someone "comes out"....everyone knows gays exist, it's not like the people coming out and the media need to treat it like a new scientific discovery every time it happens.


Except that it helps raise awareness for a segment of the population that is still struggling to gain acceptance. Every person that speaks up makes it easier for others to do so as well. The movement towards equality and acceptance for gays has reached critical mass(in the West anyways) because enough people spoke up. As people gain familiarity it becomes a normal every day thing.

17 years ago Ellen Degeneres came out. It was a huge controversy at the time. It seems farcical to think about it now but it almost destroyed her career. Now we're at a point where people wonder why it's even necessary. Maybe in another 17 years it won't be.
 
2014-04-10 07:46:44 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: ciberido: Big Ramifications: Fark homos.

Buy one dinner and ask nicely.  You might get your wish.

I thought your people used rest areas and Craigslist for that.


Her people? I doubt she knows much about it beyond what she's maybe read or heard about. I mean look at the naivete in that post. "Dinner." That's adorable.

You're the one with "man" in your handle--it's your people. Plenty of straight men have been caught foot-tapping in the men's room.
 
2014-04-10 07:47:09 AM  
I am getting sick and tired of this obsession with homosexuals, this homosexuals that.

You never hear someone demand equality just because their sexual preference is BDSM-related - but maybe that is because of the gag, I dunno.
 
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