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Nineteen-year-old Olympic medalist Tom Daley talks publicly about his relationship with a guy.

We’re glad to hear that you’re happy and supported, Tom!

Dive into Changing The Game: The GLSEN Sports Project to find more ways to bring respect to athletics

(we couldn’t resist the pun: sorry, not sorry.)

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James Francis “Jim” Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as “Bright Path”;[1] May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953)[2] was an American athlete of Native American ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules that were then in place. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals. Many rumor it being because of his native heritage but nonetheless one of the greatest of all time the last words his father uttered to him were “your an Indian,show all the other races what an Indian can do”

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Last year I had this great opportunity to travel all over the Caribbean and photograph athletes for a project related to the London Olympics.

Sadly the project never saw the light of day, but I said I would post a few of the images. So look out for a few from time to time.


A few athletes out of cuba. The Judoka, a silver medalist at the Beijing games I had the pleasure of being tossed around by and the boxer is a former Cuban champion we went a few rounds and it was awesome…I know he went easy on me tho, great fighter.

"But we’re not quite there yet and so until men or machines can gestate, the biological reality of women’s bodies being important is the bête noire of patriarchy. As the brief filed in McKenna’s support explained, “eggs, embryos, and fetuses are necessarily inside the women that carry and nurture them in their bodies. The distinction is everything…A pregnant woman cannot help but dictate the geographic itinerary of the egg, embryo, or fetus that by biological necessity goes where she goes.” Our bodies, we keep having to remind people, are not public resources or mobile baby production facilities.”

So messed up, Miller wants the illegitimate kids he had with other women now, because his wife failed to carry his baby to term, even though he didn’t want them when he was initially told about the pregnancies. Children aren’t play things and taking them away from their perfectly capable mothers just because you suddenly decide you want to be a dad and you have the fame/money to do so is fucked up.

geniusbee asked:

are we asking questions?? if you could be an olympic athelete suddenly with no effort, what event would you choose

swimming! when I was 11 it was actually my dream to be an olympic swimmer and I loved swimming but then the swim team was all “you have to come to practice EVERY DAY, MORNING AND AFTERNOON” and I was like, um I have important tv to watch then, so that’s why I don’t have a gold model rn basically