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post #181 of 296 Old 06-16-2013, 12:56 AM
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Basketball isn't super popular with gay individuals.

How do you know???

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How do you know???
Personal Experience. I have never known a gay basketball player.

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^^^^^ How do you know?
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Personal Experience. I have never known a gay basketball player.
Wow, you really have a closed mind and a warped view of the world!

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"Jason Collins, Gay NBA Player, Marches In 2013 Boston Pride Parade With Joe Kennedy"

"Jallen Messersmith Gay: Catholic College Student Believed To Be First Out Man In College Basketball"

Just a couple that were brave enough to be who they are!

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post #186 of 296 Old 06-16-2013, 11:31 AM
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Gay is a sexuality. I am a lesbian and have many gay friends... Guess what, they play basketball, baseball, horseback ride, dance, body build, do amazing art, etc. Sexuality DOES NOT dictate what you hobbies are. There probably HAVE been gay people in the sports you play but closed minded people make them "stay in the closet" for fear of discrimination! Someone's sexuality is their business, just like your sexuality is YOUR business... No one else's!

If you think every gay man is a flamboyant, hand flapping, highly well kempt, and lispy sounding you really need to broaden your horizons!!
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post #187 of 296 Old 06-16-2013, 12:34 PM
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Gay is a sexuality. I am a lesbian and have many gay friends... Guess what, they play basketball, baseball, horseback ride, dance, body build, do amazing art, etc. Sexuality DOES NOT dictate what you hobbies are. There probably HAVE been gay people in the sports you play but closed minded people make them "stay in the closet" for fear of discrimination! Someone's sexuality is their business, just like your sexuality is YOUR business... No one else's!

If you think every gay man is a flamboyant, hand flapping, highly well kempt, and lispy sounding you really need to broaden your horizons!!
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Let me let you guys in on something. Many people of my high school class came out after high school, including my husband's best friend.

Now, my husband's best friend is not anything like the stereotype that SlideStop put out there. He was athletic, in ROTC all those years, muscley, rough but cute kid, dated pretty much all the girls in ROTC....had sex with probably all of them and then some. I mean, his scoreboard puts my husband to serious shame. You would have never been able to point to him and say "omg he's gay!".

13 years after HS, he is currently sporting tattoos, a bald shaved head and guns that again, put my husband to serious shame. He is ex Navy, which is possibly the only stereotypical thing you could find about this dude.

Anyway, point being of all that, my husband, his best friend, had NO CLUE this guy liked other guys. ;) So you never know, and honestly, if it was me, you wouldn't be the first person I'd come out to either LOL. And oh, by the way, in ROTC we took part in sports like softball and basketball as well as the running etc for our PT days...

In any case, if you think English riding style is "GAY" and that's your huge concern about riding English, then ride western.

Better yet, get into some lessons and you will quickly find out that your sexuality and what people think about it is the very last thing you're thinking about while you are in the saddle.

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OP, if you're this insecure, then I worry about how you'll handle riding. You'll undoubtably fall off in front of people, get sneezed on, get sweaty, have helmet hair....you won't be looking like a model at all. If you can't fall and get up laughing, this probably isn't the sport for you. No one cares what you look like at the barn. Seriously. When I boarded, I rolled up in pajama pants, my boyfriends extra large hoodie, and cowboy boots to feed. I didn't even get a single second look. It's just how it goes.

Heaven forbid you ever become a proud horse owner and have to master the skill of sheath cleaning.
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Wow, you really have a closed mind and a warped view of the world!
How is that so? I never said anything negative about gay people. My cousin's parents are gay and I have some friends who are gay. Most of the people I know who are openly gay generally are drawn towards other sports such as Football and Baseball. I do not personally know a single gay person who plays basketball. This is not an opinion. Please elaborate on how I have a "closed mind" and a "warped view of the world".

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post #190 of 296 Old 06-16-2013, 02:11 PM
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No one cares what you look like at the barn. Seriously. When I boarded, I rolled up in pajama pants, my boyfriends extra large hoodie, and cowboy boots to feed. I didn't even get a single second look. It's just how it goes.
Obviously weren't enough heterosexual guys at your barn, then Personally, I find that look a lot more attractive than high heels and makeup applied with a trowel.
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