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BJKing asks Nadal and Federer to support gays

Daniel25
02-19-2009, 03:01 PM
http://www.towleroad.com/2009/02/billie-jean-kin.html

http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2009/02/18/billie-jean-king-asks-nadal-and-federer-to-be-supportive-of-gays/

I think it is a good initiatif! I guess it makes it more easier for players to come out if they feel like it.

I dont care if a player is gay or not, but I think it is good for the players/ people to be who they are, be open about it and be good rolemodels for younger fans dealing with their sexuality.

What do you think about BJK's idea?

btw: I dont know if I have put this is the good section of MTF. If not, It will probably be replaced to the right section!

Certinfy
02-19-2009, 03:06 PM
Rolemodels? So that would make some fans want to be gay =/. Right?

For example if i was a tennis player, i wouldn't want my fans to know im bisexual.

So overall i think it's a stupid idea

duong
02-19-2009, 03:10 PM
Does she want Nadal and Federer to make an outing, saying that they are together ? :lol:

GlennMirnyi
02-19-2009, 03:15 PM
I thought Nadull already did, the way he dresses. :shrug:

alfonsojose
02-19-2009, 03:23 PM
I thought Nadull already did, the way he dresses. :shrug:

Maybe Radek eats so much p*ssy beacuse he wants to hide something ;)

rhinooooo
02-19-2009, 03:26 PM
Am I the only one childishly chuckingly at the title?

BJKing asks Nadal and Federer to support gays...

GlennMirnyi
02-19-2009, 03:27 PM
Maybe Radek eats so much p*ssy beacuse he wants to hide something ;)

Ah, no problem with it. His sexual preferences don't concern me. :) :shrug:

Certinfy
02-19-2009, 03:27 PM
Lol in some pictures with both Fed and Rafa in, Fed looks like Rafa's toyboy =/

GlennMirnyi
02-19-2009, 03:29 PM
Lol in some pictures with both Fed and Rafa in, Rafa looks like Fed's toyboy =/

It's the other way around with those two, though.

Action Jackson
02-19-2009, 03:31 PM
Lol in some pictures with both Fed and Rafa in, Rafa looks like Fed's toyboy =/

Federer is he one with back problems from bending over so much.

cmurray
02-19-2009, 03:32 PM
It's the other way around with those two, though.

I'm forced to agree. :tape:

Certinfy
02-19-2009, 03:32 PM
It's the other way around with those two, though.Lol fair enough. :P...

duong
02-19-2009, 03:32 PM
I'm sorry for Daniel25 for making a joke about that, but this was too tempting the way it was said.

More seriously, my answer would be yes, to help people to feel free about that.

But I'm not sure it would be so helpful.

SERVivor
02-19-2009, 03:33 PM
I'm straight. But I have to say. Radek Stepanek is the ugliest tennis player man or woman on tour. It's impressive that despite this, he keeps hooking up with hot female players. It may partly account for the chip he seems to have on his shoulder.

delpiero7
02-19-2009, 04:03 PM
I thought Nadull already did, the way he dresses. :shrug:

You not seen Stepanek's sexy lilac shorts I take it? ;)

:retard: idea IMO. If they were to speak out to support homosexuals without being prompted to do so then it wouldn't be much of issue. If they only do it when prompted then it's pretty clear that they weren't going to do it in the first place and it would just be an empty statement.

dusk
02-19-2009, 04:19 PM
I thought Nadull already did, the way he dresses. :shrug:

And how do gay men dress, exactly?

Ten_Isse_Fan
02-19-2009, 04:53 PM
Am I the only one childishly chuckingly at the title?

BJKing asks Nadal and Federer to support gays...
No... :lol:

Byrd
02-19-2009, 04:55 PM
BJ and gays in the title, too much irony occuring here, haha..

sammy01
02-19-2009, 04:57 PM
i think its a good idea, not players coming out but if they are gay being open with things like having their boyfriends with them at tournaments and stuff like that. i mean why hide it, to love anyone probably you need to be totaly comfortable with yourself which can only happen if you are true to yourself.

prima donna
02-19-2009, 04:58 PM
Let's not, and say we did.

Harmless
02-19-2009, 05:09 PM
Am I the only one childishly chuckingly at the title?

BJKing asks Nadal and Federer to support gays...

You are definitely not. :lol:

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9793/amigosamigosamigosvh4.jpg

Innt that cute? :awww:
:D

tangerine_dream
02-19-2009, 05:13 PM
BJK hasn't been watching the men's tour closely enough, nothing is more supportive of gays than the endless Fedal tennis porn we've been subjected to.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9793/amigosamigosamigosvh4.jpg
http://upload.moldova.org/sport/2006/sep/federer_nadal.jpg
http://heroworkshop.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/federer_nadal_clw_nq_05_590.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2008/0620/ten_u_federer_nadal_200.jpg
http://im.rediff.com/sports/2006/nov/21fed.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2007/0708/ten_federer_nadal_275.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0gO1elS1Ch32w/340x.jpg

See? :D

morningglory
02-19-2009, 05:15 PM
:spit:

thrust
02-19-2009, 05:20 PM
Billie Jean needs to just shut up onece in awhile! I am sure that those who are gay on the tour are known by the other players and don't need or want to be "outed".

Lee
02-19-2009, 05:31 PM
Billie Jean needs to just shut up onece in awhile! I am sure that those who are gay on the tour are known by the other players and don't need or want to be "outed".

She said the top players need to stand up and say they support gay players, not to "outed" gay players.

Harmless
02-19-2009, 05:34 PM
BJK hasn't been watching the men's tour closely enough, nothing is more supportive of gays than the endless Fedal tennis porn we've been subjected to.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9793/amigosamigosamigosvh4.jpg
http://upload.moldova.org/sport/2006/sep/federer_nadal.jpg
http://heroworkshop.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/federer_nadal_clw_nq_05_590.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2008/0620/ten_u_federer_nadal_200.jpg
http://im.rediff.com/sports/2006/nov/21fed.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2007/0708/ten_federer_nadal_275.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0gO1elS1Ch32w/340x.jpg

See? :D

Very, very true. :D
And I contribute with this:
(Fedalspam alert)


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6622/0033464pth9.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6083/rogernadalwc7.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3815/0032ebfwth2.jpg


That is VERY supportive of a gay-friendly tour.
And I'm all for it. :D

Matt01
02-19-2009, 05:35 PM
Good idea from the "BJKing" :lol:

nobama
02-19-2009, 05:39 PM
She said the top players need to stand up and say they support gay players, not to "outed" gay players.Is there a gay player on tour right now that the other players aren't supporting? If there is one on tour who's being discriminated against then yes I think other players should speak out. But I don't think it's other players responsibility to make someone feel comfortable about their sexuality or being able to come out of the closet.

Lee
02-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Is there a gay player on tour right now that the other players aren't supporting? If there is one on tour who's being discriminated against then yes I think other players should speak out. But I don't think it's other players responsibility to make someone feel comfortable about their sexuality or being able to come out of the closet.

First, I only pointed out to the post I quoted that's not what BJK said.

Second, BJK made the suggestion, it's up to individual players to speak out or not. If you read the article, BJK explained why she made that suggestion. It's not simply about making someone feel comfortable about their sexuality or being able to come out of the closet.

Third, you are entitled to your opinion about this

Lee
02-19-2009, 05:52 PM
:spit: Wow, that was quick.

Very efficient :tape:

Daniel25
02-19-2009, 09:02 PM
[QUOTE=duong;8183036]I'm sorry for Daniel25 for making a joke about that, but this was too tempting the way it was said.
QUOTE]

No problem, I can handle a joke. It actually is funny:cool:

GlennMirnyi
02-19-2009, 11:10 PM
You not seen Stepanek's sexy lilac shorts I take it? ;)

:retard: idea IMO. If they were to speak out to support homosexuals without being prompted to do so then it wouldn't be much of issue. If they only do it when prompted then it's pretty clear that they weren't going to do it in the first place and it would just be an empty statement.

Stepanek dresses very classically. While Nadull...

And how do gay men dress, exactly?

There are different types of gay guys, but the most vocal dress in a very... characteristic way.

rocketassist
02-20-2009, 04:54 PM
BJK talks shite and always has, especially regarding equal pay and stuff like that.

Who cares if a player's gay, should make no difference, rather than singling them out.

Andi-M
02-20-2009, 10:43 PM
:yeah: Great thread :lol:

manuel84
02-21-2009, 05:11 PM
As evidenced by the sheer number of times they've met in a final, those 2 like having the locker room all to themselves.

buddyholly
02-22-2009, 04:28 PM
Meanwhile BJ King and the WTA are doing nothing about the fact that Shahar Peer was banned from the Dubai tournament for being Jewish. Shame on the women for not withdrawing in support of Peer. If Venus and Serena had been refused entry into Dubai for being black, or even for being Jehovah's witnesses, they would have expressed outrage that the tournament should have been allowed to continue.
Actually BJK did do something - she said that she ''understands'' why the girls just keep on playing. Seems like she wants support for minority players - only if they fit her agenda.

Shame on BJK.

JolánGagó
02-22-2009, 06:59 PM
BJK is an opportunist bitch.

Nathaliia
02-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Am I the only one childishly chuckingly at the title?

BJKing asks Nadal and Federer to support gays...
King of Blow Job :spit:

Ozone
02-22-2009, 09:13 PM
Am I the only one childishly chuckingly at the title?

BJKing asks Nadal and Federer to support gays...
You are not alone. I cant believe the few of you who are saying "this is a good idea for the players and fans beliefs" :lol:

Warriorroger
02-23-2009, 11:18 AM
Great idea: doubt if they will do it though.