Monday, 7 April 2014

My Sporting Heroes

Queers used to be viewed as just effeminate menfolk who had no interest whatsoever in sport. To a certain degree there is some truth to this: a lot of gay/bi men hate sports of any kind, often due to bad experiences in their school years. However, sites such as Outsports quite clearly demonstrate that there is much interest in sport amongst gay/bisexual men and lesbians/bisexual wimmin.

I went to a rugby (union) playing school, hence this list includes more rugger-buggers than participants in other sports. I hated playing the sport, but I loved watching my form (class) play against the other teams. Two of my school peers appear on this list (S).

Additionally, I am rather proud of some of my family members, so they have been added too (F).

I have only highlighted (Q) those men who are actually out of the closet: this statement does not mean to imply that others on the list are any specific sexuality and no such allusions should be inferred.

* Indicates met/seen in the firm but pliant flesh.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering: Paul Scholes scores my goals! ;)

American Football


Australian Rules Football




*Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff

[Image courtesy of Wikipedia; © Blnguyen]



Olga Valentinovna Korbut

[Image courtesy of Wikipedia]



Rugby League/Football

Rugby Union/Football

*Olly Barkley

[Image courtesy of Wikipedia; © PierreSelim]


Paul Scholes

[Image courtesy of Wikipedia; © James Adams]




1 comment:

  1. Part of the dumb-down culture I'm afraid. Where once gays used to occupy their minds with art and philosophy, now it's all sport and shopping.

    'if they're smart they're queer, and if they're stupid they're straight', if only it were still true.