Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Bleacher Bummers. (Reader Forum)

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Bleacher Bummers. (Reader Forum)

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In response to your story "Hoops and Kisses" [October 1], I am totally confused by these "Lesbians for Liberty" who hold up signs that say LESBIAN FANS. My advice? Stop thinking that the New York Liberty couldn't live without you or that the Liberty take you for granted. They don't take any fans for granted, but the entire world is not gay, and they don't really care. Try another avenue where you don't shove your sexuality down everyone's throats. And stop kissing in the stands. You're not making any point worth reading about--just making fools out of all of us.

In these days of war and remembrance, it is incredible these women have nothing better to worry about.

Erica Latker, Richmond, Va.

Writer Michele Kort asks, "Is America even ready for openly gay fans?" The answer is no. As an openly gay man who loves all sports, I have felt more attacked for being gay in the stands of my favorite sporting events than I have watching Buchanan and Press on MSNBC. My fellow fans lob salvo after salvo of antigay epithets at players, refs, and coaches. …

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