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Gay Former TCU Horned Frog Responds To Tank Carder’s Homophobic Tweets

When you call someone a faggot, it isn’t “just a word.” It is a degrading term that implies there is something wrong with being gay. It implies disgust in something you don’t want to be associated with. And ultimately, it pushes every young athlete who may be struggling with their identity further into the closet, where they are surrounded by their fears and insecurities.

“When you call someone a faggot, you reinforce all of the fears that I struggled with and other young gay athletes struggle with to this day. They will think that your views represent their teammates’ views and they will stay hidden and never realize their full potential as an athlete. Although it may be hard for you to understand, this kind of fear and isolation can be devastating, as it was for me for many years.”

- Vince Pryor, a defensive end/linebaker at Tank Carder’s alma mater, Texas Christian University, responding to the NFL player’s recent fumble with the F-word in an open letter to Outsports.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 28, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • sfbeast
      sfbeast

      Great response, Vince

      Nov 28, 2012 at 8:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      That’s so sad to have to live that way.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      Vince Pryor, a defensive end/linebaker at Tank Carder’s alma mater, Texas Christian University

      Bolded is why this statement from Mr. Pryor is so important. Even more so than his being an athlete.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KARUADAM
      KARUADAM

      You say faggot; I say “fucking Christian! should be killed and I will never STOP! till same sex marriage is Amendment in the constitution of the USA!! (SO till that fuck you Christian)..

      Dec 2, 2012 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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