What defines a Sports Stud? Sometimes it’s the muscles. Sometimes it’s their drop dead good looks. Other times it’s their athletic accomplishments. In certain cases, it’s their courage to stand up for what is right. That’s exactly why I decided to highlight Connor Barwin as this week’s sexy athlete.
When asked, the 26-year-old Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker has always stood tall as an LGBT ally. Even if he didn’t have a gay brother, I firmly believe he would have the same stance. Check out his response he recently made when someone questioned him if an openly-gay athlete would become a distraction for a team.
“I don’t think it would be selfish. As a heterosexual man, I can’t speak to what it must feel like to be gay in the NFL. I don’t know what somebody goes through. I imagine it’s very hard to go through. So I would support that teammate no matter what.”
“I don’t think it would be a distraction. And even if it was, the NFL has distractions in every locker room. You would work through it like anything else. If somebody had a problem with a teammate being gay, they would realize very quickly that it was something they could get over.” – Connor Barwin
Pretty hot, right? As they say, the sexiest muscle on a man is his brain. So true. Check out a slew of Connor playing on and off the field below. Enjoy. If you have any suggestions for future Sports Stud, please share them in the comments section.
When you really look into, you’d be surprised how many celebrities have gay siblings. The four above are only scratching the surface. Speaking of which, one of them are involved in a mini-scandal thanks to their LGBT relative. Here’s what the sibling wrote on their Facebook after a run-in with the law.
“Most ridiculous night of my life in LA so far. At least I made it a year before getting arrested.”
According to TMZ, said sibling was arrested the other night in Los Angeles. Allegedly, he was arrested for attempting to purchase illegal narcotics from an undercover LAPD officer posing as a drug dealer. Find out who the culprit is below.
In Cuéntame’s “Honest Conversation” with the Moreno family, we see the real life story of a brother and sister (Guillermo & Samantha) who both had to come out to their traditional Latin family and what they went through. It’s something many of us can relate to and not exclusive to Latin culture. I grew up in a Catholic family and was terrified of coming out, but once I did, things change… for the better.
With this video, Cuéntame (which means “tell” in English) brings this wonderful example of how an honest conversation changes the family dynamic, for the better. Wow. As I just wrote that, a lightbulb went off in my head as I just thought back to how only a month ago (at 31 years old) I found out I was adopted. Since then, I am closer to may parents than I ever have been. “An honest conversation changes the family dynamic”… it’s so true.
Cuéntame is an online Latino community that uses short video, docu-series, interviews from their studio, the streets, or sent to them by you, they unite voices by tackling unjust immigration laws to exclusive features on Latino arts, to stories like this one. Enjoy the short video below!
Mel Gibson‘s adopted gay brother, Andrew (that I didn’t even know he had) has broken his silence in an interview with The Sunday Times. Living in Redfern, Sydney Australia, he (like the rest of the world) has seen Mel’s reputation go down the tube so he thought he would speak up and defend his brother.
He talked about when he first heard the allegations that Mel had made anti-sematic and homophobic remarks saying, “When I heard them I just thought, ‘That isn’t Mel’. He has never said anything abusive, aggressive or racist in his life. I just had to turn the TV off and turn it to the wall for two weeks so I didn’t have to listen. The rest of the family did the same.”
“When I heard them I just thought: ‘That isn’t Mel.’ He has never said anything abusive aggressive or racist in his life,” Andrew Gibson explained to The Sunday Telegraph.
When I was 15 years old I came out to my sister Rachel. Her best friend Laura was a lesbian and I felt that Rach would be the most understanding. Surely, she would tell me that everything was going to be okay, and help me in the process of telling Mom, Dad and the rest of the family. It just so happened the day I told her, she had something to tell me.
In a role reversal, there we stood in our green bathroom…a bit stunned. I remembered the times we had been bowling and she would say to me “Stop acting like such a f_ggot!.’ At the time, it hurt my feelings and wounded my sense of masculinity. The sadness subsided when I knew that she too would bare that early coming out cross.
Through the years, and with much research, I’ve found that this is more common (having a gay sibling) than not. I’ve had friends, previous boyfriends and even read magazine articles that revealed that we weren’t alone. Gay brothers, gay sisters…heck one of my ex’s came out to his Dad and right then and there his Dad came out to him and introduced his son to his long term partner.
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