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John Carroll University’s Queers Ruin a Perfectly Boring Basketball Game With a Sit-In

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There are so many protests, in front of state capitol buildings and Ugandan consulates, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track. But you know how to make it interesting? Do it on a college campus an involve the police!

Students at John Carroll University, the Jesuit Catholic school in Cleveland, decided to take over a basketball game to protest the school’s purposeful decision not to include LGBTs in its anti-discrimination policies (more on that here). Make sure you don’t miss the opening few seconds, where a cop’s man-handling of a student doesn’t escape the camera.

(Thanks, Joe!)

By:           editor editor
On:           Feb 5, 2010
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  • 14 Comments
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Sure put a huuuuuge smile on this old Berkeley alum!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      My cousin teaches at JC. I can’t see the point of this protest myself.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roger
      Roger

      I salute these students.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      They should have ripped photos of the Pope, too.
      BRAVO to these students!
      What a shame none of the asshole basketball players showed any solidarity with the protesters.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg Theron
      Greg Theron

      Oh, I’m sorry, there was a protest going on? I was looking at the basketball players. But good job kids! That takes guts!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      u go guys!!!!!!!i wish i was there!!!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426
      edgyguy1426

      They caved in too easily

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Like to point out these gutsy boys and girls were doing this out in public for all the world to see their faces. And here we sit in our comfortable anonymity. Surprised one of those nuns didn’t pull out a ruler. LOL

      You go guys!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      Another campus bathed in the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      those players should have joined…what a bunch of pussys!…

      Feb 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soakman
      Soakman

      Why a basketball game? I’m a little confused about that…

      Feb 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey
      Joey

      thank you so much for posting this queerty! this means a lot to me :)

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • San Francisco Treat
      San Francisco Treat

      Awesome! It actually kind of shocks me that NO ONE else came down to join them! The players look like total assholes. “Um… we’re trying to warm up.”

      Feb 7, 2010 at 4:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Will it come down to “No Justice, No Peace?” for gay Americans to achieve their rights?

      Feb 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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