The simmering controversy left over from the recent Gay Softball World Series—and one that benefitted a team from the Hotlanta Softball League—continues to spur debate over the event’s limit on the number of heterosexual players allowed on team rosters.
Cyd Zeigler, a co-founder of Outsports, weighed in with his take:
Sports is still a relatively homophobic place. I was watching a high school football practice earlier this week and heard the coach and players taunting one another with “girl” and “sissy.” This was in Manhattan. Sports is not a friendly place for gay people, for the most part.
As long as the sports world continues to cast a homophobic shadow over our culture, I personally have no problem with people trying to keep playing sports for gay tournaments as open to gay people as possible.