Posts tagged ‘bowling’

June 7, 2011

Handpicked News: Antigay Rev, Blocks Gay Websites, Beating Outside Bowling Alley

by Accidental Bear

Queer News: √

Antigay Rev. Takes Credit for Marriage Ban The Minnesota Independentpoints out that Democrats had already started referring to “the Bradlee Dean amendment” when talking about the measure, which passed the legislature in May and puts a ban of same-sex marriage up for a vote on 2012 ballots.

Ga. School System Blocks Gay Websites The public school system in Gwinnett County, Ga., has installed an Internet filter that blocks students’ access to some sites with LGBT content — and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is objecting.

US women leaders meet Raul Castro’s daughter  HAVANA — A group of U.S. women leaders met with Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter Monday for an exchange on topics including gender, reproductive health and gay rights. The delegation, which arrived in Havana on Sunday, includes Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile and former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat who resigned in February and now heads the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wyoming Supreme Court reverses same-sex divorce ruling  CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed a district court ruling,

allowing a same-sex couple to obtain a divorce in Niobrara County. District Judge Keith Kautz of Niobrara County earlier dismissed the 2010 divorce petition of Paula Christiansen against Victoria Lee Christiansen for lack of jurisdiction.

Man Calls Beating Outside Bowling Alley A Hate Crime  ELK GROVE, Calif. (CBS13) – An assault victim is speaking out after several men severely beat him outside of a bowling alley, shouting gay slurs during the attack. Doctors told Seth Park he will need corrective surgery for four fractures around an eye and damaged nerves in his face after two men allegedly attacked him in a bowling alley parking lot.

 

 

 

May 19, 2011

Professional Bowling Champ Comes Out; Lets Call Him the King of Balls

by Accidental Bear

Oh goody, now that the big wigs are coming out we should have a domino effect effect. I guess some would put bowling in a league of sports. I mean after all you change your shoes and all. There aren’t many sports where you can eat chill dogs though. I might have assumed he was gay by his chicken plucked eye brows, but we all know that would have made an ASS out of U and ME. AB

Professional Bowling Champ Comes Out
By Michelle Garcia

A professional bowler who was named Rookie of the Year says being openly gay while on the tour was “extremely important” to him, so that he could act as a role model for fellow gay athletes.

After passing the California bar exam in 2009, Scott Norton went on to pursue another life-long dream or becoming a professional bowler. In his first season, 2010-2011, Norton won a Professional Bowling Association tour title, and then was named PBA Rookie of the Year by his peers. Norton wrote on the league’s website Thursday, that his experience on the tour “surpassed nearly everything I could hope for in terms of acceptance.”

“I am very proud and happy with who I am and who I have become as a person,” he added, “and I would hope that this will empower other gay athletes – past, present, or future – to come to terms with the truth about who they are and love themselves for who they are.” READ MORE

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