Homophobia

Anti-Gay Bigotry in Scottish Sport

Not that it makes a difference, of course; I only now realized that Scottish cycling champion, Graeme Obree is gay and has spoken about how he does not believe Scottish sport at any level is tolerant towards gay participants (men, at least). This adds a new slant to his two suicide attempts.

Scotland on Sunday carries an interview with him, following a report by the Equality Network which confirms this, and calls for the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act to be used with extreme discretion when gay-baiting raises its ugly head at Scottish sporting venues.

Meanwhile, Jason Alexander has apologized for suggesting cricket is a ‘gay’ sport. And, lest anyone think that a heavily muscled and tattoo’d man would form a receptive audience for revealing that they find homosexuality sickening, my advice is not to.

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