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  •  Martina also made an important point (2+ / 0-)
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    gravlax, Rich in PA

    She came out in an indivdual sport. She didn't have any managers or coaches who could limit her playing time or throw her off a team. In fact, until some of the WNBA players started coming out, it was athletes in individual sports - tennis, swimming, skating - who were the first to come out. It was undoubtedly harder for Martina, given the time, but her future was always in her (more than capable) hands.

    A government that denies gay men the right to bridal registry is a facist state - Margaret Cho

    by CPT Doom on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:41:24 AM PDT

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    •  btw, fabulous sig line n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      Rich in PA

      "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

      by gravlax on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:45:02 AM PDT

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    •  I always thought she benefited somewhat... (0+ / 0-)

      ...from being a political refugee.  Americans otherwise hostile to gay rights may have tolerated her coming out as an expression of freedom that wasn't open to her in her home country.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:34:00 PM PDT

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