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In late July, the athletic wear company Under Armour unveiled a new ad campaign featuring gorgeous badass ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. The campaign, titled “I Will What I Want,” immediately became the subject of much publicity and discussion all over the Internet. Countless outlets, including USA Today, announced it under the headline, “Under Armour Settles Whether Ballet Is A Sport.” So here is my question: why is this a question?
The last few months have been awesome for queers in sports. Starting in February with Robbie Rogers announcing he was gay and then promptly retiring from soccer, sports stories have taken a turn for the queer. Fallon Fox came out as a transwoman MMA fighter in March after being threatened with being outed. The biggest news of course was Jason Collins outing himself in a Sports Illustrated cover story. These stories are all interwoven in that queers in sports have become more talked about in the last few years. From straight allies like Chris Kluwe and Scott Fujita to the tragic story of Brendan Burke, we have seen LGBT athletes thrust onto the national media stage. Read More On Fallon Fox, Robbie Rogers, Jason Collins, Queers in Sports, and Me
If you’ve been living in a cave for the past week or so, you may not be aware that there’s this big sports competition going on between athletes around the world that’s commonly referred to as the Olympics. Read More Sexism and the Olympics