Tough CT Football Players Can’t Handle One Small Gay Onstage Kiss

Zanna Don’t! is a play where nerds sit at the top of the high school popularity pyramid while football players sit at the bottom and heterosexuals avoid bullying by hiding their sexual orientation. So when a bunch of Hartford Public High School football players walked out of their school’s production of the play at the point where two male characters kiss, they inadvertently ended up illustrating the play’s point. How’s life at the bottom, tight ends?

The play—put on by Quest, a local Leadership organization, and True Colors, a sexual minority youth and family services group—still has two more showings with talk back sessions after every one.

To his credit, when one of the teachers organizing the play asked the dean of students if he wanted them to pull the same-sex kiss, he replied, “Absolutely not.”

There’s something kinda wonderful when football players who have no problem pummeling each other to get a touchdown can’t handle a tiny gay onstage kiss. Relax guys, just like the murders in Hamletit’s only pretend.

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  • Avenger

    So what? Would you have rather they sat in the audience and heckled? If they didn’t wanna watch the play because of content, then they did the right thing by walking out. Not everyone is gay friendly, get over it.

  • Scooter Rebel

    @Avenger, perhaps they wanted to get back on the field (after subjecting themselves to sit through part of the play), to let off some manly groping & grab-assing steam to justify to themselves, that they are heterosexuals?

  • Dave

    @Avenger: It’s true that not everyone is gay friendly. It’s also true that not everyone will refrain from making fun of and laughing at a bunch of supposed tough guys who publicly reveal themselves to be scared little pussies. Get over _that_.

  • Michael


    You’re right not everyone is gay friendly.But there are a hell of a LOT of ignorant people in this world… those football players being affected by a simple KISS just because it was same sex are only a FEW examples of ignorant and ignorance as well.

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