2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang

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February 9th, 2018 at 5:03:06 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I wasn't surprised in the least.


1 day ago - (CNN)Gay US Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon turned down a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence

I'm sure this is fake news, there
are no Gay male figure skaters.
How silly..
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February 9th, 2018 at 5:20:01 PM permalink
Nareed
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I can't believe Evenbob just compared the Olympics to Ninja Warrior and then suggested all the athletes are gay.


What do you expect, when he idolizes a sorry excuse for a human being whose only contribution will take place after he dies and his constituent elements serve as manure for weeds.
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February 9th, 2018 at 5:29:18 PM permalink
terapined
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Foxnews executive vice president John Moody wrote an op-ed in which he criticized the U.S. Olympic team and their diversity

“Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger.’ It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.’ If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work,"

WTF
Yea we have athletes of color on the team
Yea we have gays on the team
Yea some athletes are in their 30's
Every single one earned their spot on the team
That's the way it works. You earn your way onto the team.

Fox took down the op-ed

http://www.complex.com/sports/2018/02/fox-news-deletes-own-vice-president-op-ed-targeting-darker-gayer-olympics

http://deadline.com/2018/02/fox-news-darker-gayer-olympics-column-pulled-john-moody-1202283434/

http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-usa-olympics-column-removed-2018-2
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February 9th, 2018 at 5:35:35 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
I'm sure this is fake news, there
are no Gay male figure skaters.
How silly..


Interesting how you capitalized the word "gay."
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February 9th, 2018 at 5:39:30 PM permalink
ams288
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Interesting how you capitalized the word "gay."


He always does. Shows a lot of respect for the gays!
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February 9th, 2018 at 5:44:19 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Just google gay ninja warrior...
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February 9th, 2018 at 5:44:23 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Interesting how you capitalized the word "gay."


It's frequently capitalized when you
want to make it clear you are referring
to a homosexual, and not someone
who is 'lighthearted and carefree', the
other definition of gay.
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February 9th, 2018 at 6:08:34 PM permalink
Nareed
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WTF


Jesse Owens, Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis. Just to name four.
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February 9th, 2018 at 9:09:22 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
It's frequently capitalized when you
want to make it clear you are referring
to a homosexual, and not someone
who is 'lighthearted and carefree', the
other definition of gay.


I did not know this. I haven't heard the latter definition since the early 1960's. Okay, to be fair, I wasn't born then, but I'm going off of TV shows like I Love Lucy, which did use the latter usage. I can't remember ever hearing it on color TV.

Not that one source confirms or denies your stance, but I checked just one, the Log Cabin Republicans, and they use the lower case:

Quote: Log Cabin Republicans
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans.


Source
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February 9th, 2018 at 9:21:19 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
Not that one source confirms or denies your stance, but I checked just one, ...


This writer prefers the capital G, but he implies that the idea is not universally accepted.
http://bilerico.lgbtqnation.com/2014/01/making_the_case_for_the_uppercase_gay.php

He also likes "the Gay population" instead of "the Gay community" because he believes a community is too easily dismissed.

The association with (male) homosexuality likely got a boost from the term "gay cat", used as far back as 1893 in American English for "young hobo," one who is new on the road, also one who sometimes does jobs. Since some of these hobos were also homosexual. But the word didn't appear in psychological writings until the late 1940s, evidently picked up from gay slang. The "Dictionary of American Slang" reports that "gay" was used by homosexuals, among themselves, in this sense at least since 1920.
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