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ESPN‘s “Body” issue doesn’t just feature a naked Serena Williams, but some naked male jocks, too.

• In case you’re a reporter who needs to diversify your LGBT media contacts.

Mickey Rourke isn’t sorry for calling a reporter a “faggot.”

• The beating that led to Craig Cohen’s death will not be investigated as a hate crime, despite urging from friends and activists. Officials say they don’t have enough evidence.

• Has your teacher ever asked: “How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black fag in New York to take pictures of other black fags?”


• Well this is curious: Homophobic Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov will join Hillary Clinton in a monument ceremony for gay poet Walt Whitman.

• Hillary Clinton insists she will not run for president again. At least not in 2012.

• Uruguay’s transgender citizens will be able to finally change their legal names.

Homophobes troll the Facebook pages of major media outlets, too.

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  • Republican

    Drop the towel

  • drewbrown

    love it, love it, love it. can you imagine a mainstream sports publication running photos of both naked women AND men even ten years ago? i think not.

  • Helga von ornstein

    Thank you for that Querty.

  • alan brickman

    watch all the conservative stores refuse to carry this issue…

  • Brandon


    Actually I remember in 1996(?) there was a major magazine, I think it may have been TIME, that did a naked issue of all the American Olympians. I remember b/c I was in 6th grade and snuck it home from school, then my mom found it in my room and freaked. lol.

  • Sarcasm

    On the subject of the teacher and the anti-gay remarks, I once had an algebra II teacher ask (in front of the entire class) “What do you call a gay person on rollerskates?” Her answer was, regrettably, “rollaids.” Not being out at the time, I said nothing but I’ll be damned if that wasn’t one of the most offensive and disrespectful remarks I’ve ever heard a teacher make.

  • jason

    I quite like ESPN’s body issue. It’s far more fair and dignified than Sports Illustrated. The latter is an appallingly sexist rag which treats women as sex objects and nothing more.

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