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  • First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Gay

    FYI following Britney Griner:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazi ... ?hpt=hp_c4

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    Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

    Kudos to a very brave man.

    And it's gotta be weird for a twin, as he says in the article, to start losing his "twinness" when his brother isn't gay.

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      Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

      Jason says Jarron was shocked when he told him last yr. Jason's tight w/ Chelsea Clinton.

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        Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

        Originally posted by gh
        Kudos to a very brave man.
        Agreed. If for no other reason, he can now know his place in history is secured. It's not exactly Jackie Robinsonesque, but it's definitely history.

        P.S. Don't you think EVERYone on his team knew, but gave him the opportunity to make it public?

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          Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

          Twin brother didn't even know, and identicals are super close.

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            Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

            Originally posted by bijanc
            Twin brother didn't even know, and identicals are super close.
            Becuz the bro is straight, he may have taken pains to guard him from knowing.

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              Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

              Marlow:

              Why take pains to guard identity from a hetero sibling? He'd love you unconditionally.

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                Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                Originally posted by bijanc
                Twin brother didn't even know, and identicals are super close.
                Does anybody know if there is any data out there regarding sexual preference among identical twins? I had never heard of a case like this before.
                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                • #9
                  Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                  studies:

                  http://abouthomosexuality.com/policy-org-twins.pdf

                  http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho ... p?t=584951

                  52% of identical (monozygotic) twins
                  of homosexual men were likewise
                  homosexual

                  22% of fraternal (dizygotic) twins were likewise homosexual

                  11% of adoptive brothers of homosexual men were likewise homosexual

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                  • #10
                    Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                    Originally posted by bijanc
                    Marlow: Why take pains to guard identity from a hetero sibling? He'd love you unconditionally.
                    Yes, but fear of 'disappointing' a loved one can keep many secrets in the closet.

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                      Being gay would "disappoint" someone? Wow! As if one has a choice in the matter.

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                      • #12
                        Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                        Originally posted by bijanc
                        studies:

                        http://abouthomosexuality.com/policy-org-twins.pdf

                        http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho ... p?t=584951

                        52% of identical (monozygotic) twins
                        of homosexual men were likewise
                        homosexual

                        22% of fraternal (dizygotic) twins were likewise homosexual

                        11% of adoptive brothers of homosexual men were likewise homosexual
                        Thanks. Pretty much 50/50. That is surprising to me, I expected greater congruity.
                        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                          Originally posted by bijanc
                          Being gay would "disappoint" someone? Wow! As if one has a choice in the matter.
                          Are you serious? Don't you think most parents want their kids to be straight? Hell, I would even bet that many if not most gay folks wish they were straight. Attitudes may be rapidly changing now, but historically, this isn't something that parents have taken lightly, even among those who continued to love their kids unconditionally.

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                          • #14
                            Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                            That's like wishing your child was white.

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                              Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

                              Originally posted by bijanc
                              That's like wishing your child was white.
                              No it's not, because race is apparent at birth, while sexual preference doesn't manifest itself until a lot later in life. As a matter of fact, mothers know what the race of their child is before it's even born. That's not to say the kids aren't born with a sexual preference gene but parents certainly don't know what it is when they bring the newborn home from the hospital.

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