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Will The St. Louis Cardinals Show The Gays Kissing On The Jumbotron?

It won’t be enough for St. Louis’ gays to get the Cardinals to host an “OUT at the Ballpark” afternoon event on Saturday: The 200 members of Pride St. Louis, led by Ethan Barnett, also want the baseball team to whip out the kiss-cam for gay couples in the bleacher seats in some grand gesture to show sports stadiums don’t discriminate against gay couples in showcasing PDA.

The idea for a kiss cam moment came about after Sunday’s Ram’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. During the game, the kiss cam focused on two men in Arizona jerseys who jeered at the camera and made expressions of distaste toward one another. Some gays and lesbians who were at the game said it appeared that by having the kiss cam linger on the men – who seemed to them to be straight — there was an insinuation that the men were gay. The kiss cam catch was followed by hoots and derisive cheers from the audience.

“We always felt left out because the kiss cam always singles out heterosexual couples,” Harrison Roberts said today. Roberts is the manager of Just John’s on Manchester Avenue in The Grove, where the official after-party will be held on Saturday following the game. “But after what happened at the Rams game, all the gay and lesbian fans that were there felt embarrassed and a little degraded,” he added. “Why shouldn’t we be on the camera, too?”

Which of course is a perfectly reasonable request, but I draw the line at nipple biting.

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By:           JD
On:           Sep 16, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • GuyDads
      GuyDads

      The Kiss-Cam at the Giants-Dodgers game on Wednesday night (9/15) in San Francisco showed two women kissing kissing in the stands. Needless to say, the crowd loved it.

      Sep 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • caffesilvia
      caffesilvia

      Does anyone have an explanation for the photo? I’ve seen it many times and I just can’t figure it out. I don’t think it’s an optical illusion, but then I also don’t think the guy grabbed the other guy’s crotch in public either. What gives?

      Sep 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.
      L.

      @caffesilvia: I wonder too. Plus, the grabber seems *very* happy to see his friend.

      Sep 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      @caffesilvia: Don’t baseball players wear cups so wouldn’t it be impossible for him to grab it like it’s shown?

      Sep 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey O'H
      Joey O'H

      It does not matter whether he’s wearing a cup in his jock or not. He’s clearly grabbing his crotch.

      Sep 17, 2010 at 8:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      GuyDads,

      Did this kisscam also show two guys kissing? If not, why not?

      I’d love to compare the crowd’s reaction to two women kissing to that in response to two guys kissing. If there’s a difference, it proves that San Francisco is retarded and not the gay-friendly city it claims to be.

      In any case, the kisscam is for retards.

      Sep 18, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mm
      mm

      That photo looks doctored to me.

      Sep 19, 2010 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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