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GForce Sports BlogTeam
Writing from across North America
We're a team of lgbt athletes lighting a fire under the pot of misrepresentation, stereotype and misnomers that frames the LGBT world of sports.
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By Lyndsey Seewald for GForce Sports I was humbled reading a previous post by Michael on his Nazi prison camp experience; it’s interesting how one experience can change a life and its perspective. Unfortunately, sometimes, homosexuals or people that are considered ‘different’ in this world are wearing that pink triangle.... Continue reading
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By Michael A. Smith for GForce Sports Seventy years ago a man stood on a field. It was probably bigger than a regulation soccer field and it was covered entirely in white gravel. The man was not alone. His “team” at the time was all around him. 13,000 strong. If... Continue reading
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By Michael Smith for GForce Sports I’m currently reading Catching Fire, the second of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I’ve decided that President Snow, leader of fictitious Panem, is the biggest bully ever. The king of all bullies. An uber-bully if you will. I experienced bullies. I was... Continue reading
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By Nick Clark for GForce Sports Down time kills me. Although I am at the end of my first season, there isn’t a whole lot going on. We wrapped up the regular season championship and will soon begin the conference tournament. I guess the down time I’m referring to is... Continue reading
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By Michael A. Smith for GForce Sports So, I spent last Sunday relaxing; that’s Easter Sunday for those of you who keep track. I don’t relax very often. I will admit that my relaxing was, in large part, more of a recovery. Two friends stopped for dinner the night before... Continue reading
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By Lyndsey Seewald for GForce Sports My last post discussed my plans for a concert benefit that I am trying to organize back home this summer. A quick update: I am talking to two LGBT centers and hopefully we can work out a plan. I realize now why people don’t... Continue reading
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By Michael Smith for GForce Sports Pound his face in! Go, go, go, go! Kill him! Yeah! So, let’s play some audio “Where’s Waldo.” Picture a 30-year-old guy saying the above invective. Where is he? Perhaps he’s a fan boy at a premiere for The Hunger Games? No, moviegoers are... Continue reading
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By Michael Smith for GForce Sports On March 3, GForce Sports moved the ball (puck?) forward in its fight to advocate for gay athletes with the initiation of the You Can Play Project. In short, it brings together both gay and straight athletes to speak out on behalf of athletes... Continue reading
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By Erin Mays for GForce Sports In my last post, I talked about what an important tool Facebook can be in driving engagement for charity sporting events and what I saw as a team co-captain for Ride for AIDS Chicago. Aside from the ability to communicate important information and band... Continue reading
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By Lyndsey Seewald for GForce Sports Recently, I have been exposed to more LGBT ‘things’. By ‘things’ I mean recent Facebook posts shared by friends about the LGBT timeline, conversations with my friends about the gay community and how they want to start making a difference. The other day, I... Continue reading
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Republished courtesy of Nick Clark for GForce Sports I am just a little past the midway point of my first season as an "out" coach. It has been largely gratifying with few, if any, hiccups. I was hired in May of 2011; a month or so after an article was... Continue reading
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By Greg Congdon for GForce Sports Growing up in small town Pennsylvania there was a handful of things you had to do. They included play sports, hunt, fish, and love Penn State football. I recall walking though the woods, past the fields, to my grandparent’s kitchen during a cold—sometimes snowy—fall... Continue reading
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By Erin Mays for GForce Sports In my previous post, I shared that I’m involved with Ride for AIDS Chicago, a 200-mile charity bike ride that takes place over the course of a typically sweltering weekend in July. As I mentioned, the single most important secret to our success has... Continue reading
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By Lyndsey Seewald for GForce Sports This holiday season was unique. It started with three friends visiting my little apartment in Colorado and continued with flying back home to spend two weeks in good ole Wisconsin. As this trip comes to end, I have a few things to reflect on,... Continue reading
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By Erin Mays for GForce Sports In March of 2010, I made the happy mistake of going to a friend’s fundraiser for Ride for AIDS Chicago at Marty’s Martini Bar in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Awesome place – tasty martinis as big as your head, a friendly crowd of laid-back professional... Continue reading
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By Michael A. Smith for GForce Sports My partner, Frank, and I are fairly contented D.I.N.K.s — dual-income, no kids. Okay, one income and one attempting to start a new career; almost the same thing, just less money. I admire Lyndsey’s recent post as she wrote about wanting children. The... Continue reading
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By Greg Congdon for GForce Sports I remember when I was young and a coach said, "Sports emulates life." I never gave it any thought until recently. The older I get, the more I think about it, the more true that statement seems to be. Let me explain, and I... Continue reading
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By Lyndsey Seewald for GForce Sports With all the “black Friday” buzz going on, it would be easy to forget what holiday I was going to be celebrating with my family this week. But as I walked into my grandma’s house, I was kindly reminded by the magnificent aroma of... Continue reading
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By Chris Rollins for GForce Sports I am a very active person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been involved with some form of organized and competitive sport. Now that I am out of college, however, I am no longer committed to a predictable schedule of working... Continue reading
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By Michael A. Smith for GForce Sports Last Friday evening I had the unique opportunity to sit down with my partner, Frank, and several friends (Aaron, Ryan, Ryan, Jayson and Richard) and toast a once-in-a-lifetime event . . . literally, an event that will never happen again for me unless... Continue reading
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By Michael A. Smith for GForce Sports Let’s discuss religion for a moment. No, not that kind of religion. Too many pitfalls and roadblocks; too much fighting and gnashing of teeth; too many rules and arguments. That kind of religion is too much work. I’m talking about the religion practiced... Continue reading
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By Greg Congdon for GForce Sports National Coming Out Day has come and gone. Both teens and adults all across the nation took the bold step in coming out to family members, teachers, co-workers and their friends. Missing from the headlines once again was a professional athlete in the United... Continue reading
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By Lyndsey Seewald for GForce Sports It just doesn't get any easier, you know? Saying those two words, those two words that have been shunned in our society for as long as humans roamed the Earth. Those two words that, as a homosexual, seem to be the most difficult words... Continue reading
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By Chris Rollins for GForce Sports There I sat: quiet, closeted, uncomfortable. It was my sophomore year of college and I was participating (read: sitting passively) at the monthly SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) meeting. The purpose of this NCAA-mandated committee is to “enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity,... Continue reading
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By Erin Mays for GForce Sports Get ready, sports fans . . . being an athlete is about to become more social than ever. Aside from the fact that they’re probably driving you crazy, all of the new Facebook changes might just change your life as an athlete. Remember back... Continue reading