New York, NY – Just given the percentage of the population, it is pretty sure that there are number of gay athletes currently playing in major professional sports. Despite all kinds of advances in acceptance of homosexuality in recent years, sport is one arena where there has been great trepidation in coming out.
Pretoria, South Africa – For many in South Africa and around the world Oscar Pistorius was a man to admire, a man to respect. He had overcome incredible odds and achieved the one thing he was least able to achieve and at the highest level, a true inspiration for anyone.
Pretoria, South Africa – No matter what happens, Oscar Pistorius will always be tainted by murder. All his accomplishments as an athlete, as a disabled person, as a man independent of all those other things, will now be coloured by that one fateful night no matter the outcome of the criminal trial.
New York, NY –It was inevitable that someone in one of the major professional sports was going to come out as gay. Just given the percentage of the population that is gay it was pretty clear, is pretty clear, that a number of athletes are in fact gay right now.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The Olympics are always a big, a very big, deal. Not only is much of the world’s attention focussed on the Games themselves and the sports, not only is it the one time when the countries of our planet can get together without fighting, but it has recently become a very important way for host nations to promote themselves.
Pretoria, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius has not denied that he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death. In fact it has been quite the opposite. Pistorius has openly admitted that he did indeed gun down the woman as she sat on the toilet, but he still claims it is not his fault.