Posts tagged ‘Kobe Bryant’

June 6, 2011

Westboro Protests Outside NBA Finals

by Accidental Bear

The circus came to town…

By Advocate.com Editors

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Chruch protested a new NBA policy against antigay slurs on Sunday night outside game three of the league finals in Dallas.

KDAF-TV reports on the small, hour-long protest outside the American Airlines Center, which befuddled some fans who arrived to watch the Dallas Mavericks play the Miami Heat. The antigay Westboro Baptist Church criticized a new policy against gay slurs that already has resulted in fines for players including Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah. READ MORE

April 14, 2011

Couldn’t Ask for a Better Cheerleader for Gays than Ben Cohen

by Accidental Bear

Why does Ben Cohen care so much about the gays? Ben gives me hope that people do have hearts of gold and unconditional love. Ben sticks his neck out for the gays (again) and has contributed more to the gay community than most of the gays I know put together. I would like to thank his mom and dad, they obviously did something right.

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Ben Cohen is Disappointed in Kobe

By Advocate.com Editors

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Rugby star and gay rights advocate Ben Cohen says he’s disappointed in Kobe Bryant’s use of an antigay slur during Tuesday night’s Lakers game, and he wants a real apology from the basketball star.

“It is disappointing to see this,” Cohen said Wednesday in a statement. “As a professional athlete and rugby World Cup champion, I understand the heat and passion of competition at the highest levels. But we must all remember that strong bodies must be balanced with strong characters, and works toward that end. Our positions as role models demand it.”

Last month, Cohen kicked off a series of events called “Beer With Ben,” a tour of different pubs throughout the states to raise awareness in the fight against homophobia and raise money for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

The Ben Cohen Acceptance Tour will visit Atlanta, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.