Pride Tape, rainbow-colored strips that hockey players can decorate their sticks with, is intended for LGBT athletes and allies alike to show their support.
“[It’s] a badge of support to LGBT youth, to say ’you’re welcome in our sporting communities,’” Kris Wells, director of the Institute for the Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alabama, told CBC.
“This is a way to signal you’re an ally without having to actually say anything.”
The Pride Tape campaign’s Kickstarter page has garnered 133 backers already, totaling $6,000 to date.
The goal is to get $39,386 in donations by February 4, in order to manufacture and distribute 10,000 rolls of tape.
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I love this so much. I think it is very important that athletes stand up for athletes that are in the LGBT community. There are a lot of people who still believe that being gay is unnatural and I feel like for athletes they would be judged much more harshly. In some people’s opinion it isn’t “manly” to be homosexual and somehow manliness goes along with your skill when it comes to a sport. Of course it isn’t. If you have a skill then you have a skill, you can be straight, gay, lesbian, whoever and still be good at the sport!
Truthfully I don’t have much more to say about the topic. I find it hard to believe that in 2015 people are still do jusgemental and hateful when it comes to groups of people.
Good for Andrew Ference for taking a stand to help those who are afraid to stand up for themselves.
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So last night I am sitting at a bar and they have ESPN or one of those sports stations on and this little hottie popped up on my screen. Now I don’t know much about baseball teams. I know how it is played, how many outs and how many innings but ask me what team is the best in the league. I have no idea. I do know that Bryce Harper is a real hottie though.
He isn’t your average hot guy though, like his head is kind of huge, and his features are a bit big but damn, something about him makes him absolutely banging. Usually I don’t like blondes either but something about this guy really gets me going!
Some stats about Bryce. He is 6’2″, weighs 230, and plays in the outfield for the Washington Nationals. Apparently he is pretty good too and the fact he is only 22 proves that he has a long career ahead of him!
Derek Jeter is an absolute babe and I think that most people would agree with me on that. After all these years, I can finally admit that I think he is an absolute stud. See growing up in a Red Sox household I had to keep my opinions to myself. Not anymore! Apparently people in Boston don’t hate him anymore now that he retired! Well I am not exactly sure what the rules are but I think it is okay for me to admit it now!
Even if you don’t know anything about baseball you know that Derek Jeter is probably going to be one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Jeter is all about class and was never really involved in any outside issues in his personal life. The biggest thing I ever heard about him was that he used to give his one night stands a gift basket full of autographed baseballs and such. To me, I think that would be pretty cool. Not only did you get to sleep with this hottie, you got some signed stuff that you can sell on ebay, what is better than that?
Look at those blue eyes though, how can you not get lost in them? I bet some people who had to run past him to get to third base would get lost in his eyes just by catching a glance of him.
Good luck in whatever you do next Jeter, you are still a babe and I am sure you will end up like most retired athletes on some sports show talking about how much you loved the game and all of that stuff.