neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Monday so far

I didn't sleep at night, but I took a couple of Benedryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning, and slept much of the day.  I woke feeling distinctly unambitious.  I decided I'd better do some laundry, and I fixed coffee for R. at her request.  We may go grocery shopping after dinner if I get a lot more ambitious.  R. is out of milk, which means she'll use cream, the one I got, for her cereal if we don't get milk tonight.  She's also out of TV dinners, so I gave her one of mine.  Not that she has any money to shop with, either.

I've been reading various things on AfterElton about a few professional athletes making pro-gay statements, which is thrilling the writers at AE.  It's certainly a welcome change.  AE has had some articles lately about gay athletes, and articles wondering when an active player in the 'Big Four" U.S. sports might come out.  There have been a few players who came out after their playing careers.  David Kopay and someone in more recent years played football.  A major league baseball player and an umpire both came out after retiring.  AE has a gay former basketball player write articles for them sometimes.  I don't think anyone from the NHL has come out after his playing career.  I'm sure I would have heard about that.  Mostly, American hockey fan crowds just say anti-gay slurs about Europeans, and of course, the players on opposing teams.

I expect more professional team sports players will come out after they retire, and that sooner or later a retired hockey player will come out.  After all, they presumably wouldn't get half the negative reaction in Europe or even Canada that they would here in the U.S.  I'm sure it will be all over AE if any pro sports figures who play in America come out.  There's an interesting article about the president of a basketball team coming out lately.  I'll post about it if I see anything about athletes themselves.  It's just something that caught my interest, with the way I used to follow baseball and how my family still does, and how I followed hockey for a few years.

Tags: gay-related, rambling, reading

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