Homophobic Slang and Slurs: Part 2

February 2, 2011 § 10 Comments

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on homophobic slang and slurs.
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After an entertaining team dinner at TGIFridays filled with laughter, tears (from laughter), and fried green beans which were surprisingly delicious, my teammates and I listened to our coach’s motivational speech. This year’s theme: “focus.” 15 hours later as I stretched with our 4×400 relay in the paddock l fell into prime pre-race focus. I swear its a zen like state where everything around you is blocked out. Its just you and the track.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Homophobic Slang and Slurs: Part 1

January 30, 2011 § 3 Comments

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on homophobic slang and slurs.
To read part 2: click here
To read part 3: click here

“You’re so gay,” my teammate jested as I stood holding our motel room door open for a friend. It was the night before a greatly anticipated indoor track meet and our team was bunking in a Motor Inn. After 4 hours on a cramped bus, our runners had grown rowdy and the aforementioned shout wasn’t uncommon in our hallways. Typical team banter some may say, and I have grown accustom to it as that, but the banter can still be cutting. « Read the rest of this entry »

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