Acceptability of LGBT people in society and culture has seen an exponential increase over the past few years mainly due to people in popular culture taking the courageous step to come out. Actors and actresses, musicians, and talk show personalities all have come out with thankfully less and less reaction (one can only hope to see the day when it won't matter or be a news story at all). Even TV shows are being written with prominent characters like Modern Family and Glee just as once it took a few brave writers and studios to make roles for black actors and actresses. One of the last domains of popular culture waiting for a break through has been men's major professional sports. That all changed today with the online release of a story to be out in the May 6th issue of Sports Illustrated - in it NBA center Jason Collins comes out as being gay.
Popular posts from this blog
Join BloodCenter of Wisconsin on March 4 at the 14th Annual Milwaukee Bucks Blood Drive from 7 am to 7 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center at 1001 N. 4th Street. As a special thank you for your life-saving gift, all attempting donors will receive a limited-edition t-shirt and a voucher for a pair of tickets for one of the following games: Wednesday, March 5 vs. Sacramento Kings (7pm) Monday, March 10 vs. Orlando Magic (7pm) Free parking and childcare will be provided the day of the blood drive. (Donors should enter at the Potawatomi Gate off of 4th and Highland) Click here to make an appointment.
The Green Bay Packers green impact doesn't end in their home city - and I'm not talking about their team colors being worn around the state, country, and world. The Packers are helping make the world greener by donating trees for every first down achieved during the season. The Green Bay Packers First Downs for Trees program will enter its fourth season this year and is now presented in partnership with two environmentally-conscious companies, SCA and Green Bay Packaging Inc. , both which have local manufacturing operations. First Downs for Trees is a cooperative effort with the Packers, the U.S. Forest Service, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Public Service. One of the Packers’ Green Team initiatives, the program donates trees to participating Brown County communities based on the number of first downs achieved by the Packers in the previous season.