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Speaker addresses masculinity in sports

On Thursday, March 9, Gay Lesbian or Whatever (GLOW) hosted speaker Wade Davis in the Pause. Davis is one of the few professional football players to have publicly come out as gay and is also known for co-founding the YOU Belong Initiative. In addition, he has served as the executive director of You Can Play, an organization that aims to combat homophobia in professional sports. Davis is a renowned speaker who left quite an impression on campus. Read more

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As American as Refusing to Stand for the National Anthem!
Patriots shun the White House. Sports stars turn ESPN into MSNBC. And brands smell the commercial potential in political rage.

Late last year, George Gittens, who goes by Dr. Natural, got a call from Nessa Diab, the host of Hot 97’s afternoon show. Dr. Natural is a holistic-health advocate in Brooklyn who has long dreadlocks­ and maintains a raw, vegan, alkaline diet. Diab was hoping Dr. Natural would speak at an event she was putting on with her boyfriend, a professional football player. “I said, ‘Cup-ernick?’ ” Dr. Natural said recently. “ ‘Who’s Cup-ernick?’ ” Diab clarified that her boyfriend was the San Francisco 49er who had knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality in America, causing dozens of other athletes to join him in solidarity and then-candidate Trump to suggest he find another country. “I didn’t know his name,” Dr. Natural said. “I just knew him as the guy who took a knee.” Read more