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article imageOp-Ed: Asia supports gays with first ever gay sports tournament

By Tiffany Romine     Oct 19, 2012 in World
The closed-minded thinking about gays, lesbians and trans-genders seems to be slowly becoming a less threatening idea, as more opportunities to show support comes to light.
As reported by New York Daily News, on Friday a hundred plus athletes had a chance to be part of Asia’s first sports tournament for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans-genders. Events covered many types of ordinary sports such as basketball, volleyball and football. The tournament was a three day event that was held in Kathmandu.
"We are happy to be able to organize the games," said Sunil Pant, a former Nepal parliamentarian.
Included with the athletes were 20 other athletes from the United States, Russia and a few other countries. All were there to support each other. Among the competetiors that attended was gay Olympic diving gold champion Greg Louganis.
I for one am glad to see this happening. I am not gay, lesbian nor am I trans-gender, but I do support them. I believe everyone should be happy and find love. I have noticed that there is more openness to the thoughts of gays now. A little too late in my opinion. I do love the sites that support their rights to be whomever and however they want to be. is one news outlet for gay sports fans and athletes. In a recent poll I read, it looked at the thought on gay marriage by pro athletes from different sports. It was found that there were many baseball and basketball players who were against gay marriage. However, believe it or not, there were more that said yes to gay marriage by players in the NFL and hockey than those that said no in others.
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