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Warriors' LGBT appreciation night a slam-dunk
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/10 | Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 03/13/2010 8:06:40 AM PST by SmithL

As far as tailgate parties go, this one was a bit more swank than usual. Under purple tents, sommeliers from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly in Modesto poured their latest Pinot Noir while fans mingled and grooved to dance music. Guests were invited to play beanbag toss.

Thursday marked the first time the Golden State Warriors basketball team hosted an LGBT night - adding the gay community to its long roster of diversity-themed games that include everything from Bollywood dancing on Indian culture night to horn-blowing rabbis on Jewish heritage night.

"Generally in sports the gay issue is a touchy one, so this is extremely validating for us," said Stuart Leung, president of the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association, a league of eight teams that will use a portion of ticket sales to send players from their Rockdogs team to the Gay Games in Cologne, Germany, in July.

The Positive Resource Center in San Francisco, an HIV/AIDS service organization, also benefited from ticket sales.

Just before the start of Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men's Chorus stood at halfcourt in tuxedos and sang the national anthem.

At halftime, the world's only gay-identified cheerleading team, Cheer SF, gave a high-octane performance, tossing male and female fliers into the air.

Although no public announcement was made during the game that it was LGBT appreciation night, the audience clapped enthusiastically for the performers.

Earlier in the day, members of the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association were invited to play a pickup game on the Warriors' court.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: buttpirates; filth; fudgepackers; homosexualagenda; nba; turdburglars; warriors
Warriors,

come out and pla-ay!

1 posted on 03/13/2010 8:06:40 AM PST by SmithL
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And while the Warriors were busy playing, Portland won the basketball game.


2 posted on 03/13/2010 8:07:31 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
members of the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association were invited to play a pickup game on the Warriors' court.

....uhhh, don't want to know about that....

3 posted on 03/13/2010 8:11:06 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: SmithL

>> As far as tailgate parties go ...

And thus is born another awesome condescending euphemism for homosexuality.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 03/13/2010 8:13:18 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." -- Robin Hood (Russell Crowe))
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To: SmithL

“LGBT night - horn-blowing rabbis”

Now that would be a half-time show!


5 posted on 03/13/2010 8:13:59 AM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: SmithL
Attendance is an issue this season. It's down by about 1,000, at 17,891, which means about 1,700 seats are empty on any given night.

The sentences above make absolutely no sense. Well, the Warriors indeed suck. Apparently, many of last night's fans do too....

6 posted on 03/13/2010 8:15:56 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: SmithL
I bet the "fans" were longing for the days when the players wore short and tight uniform shorts.
7 posted on 03/13/2010 8:15:58 AM PST by aSeattleConservative
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To: SmithL

“Although no public announcement was made during the game that it was LGBT appreciation night, the audience clapped enthusiastically for the performers”.Heh Heh

Trust me if the Oaklanders had known they would have rioted..


8 posted on 03/13/2010 8:18:43 AM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Batman11

Paints a picture, doesn’t it?


9 posted on 03/13/2010 8:19:41 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline

Everyone who doesn’t have a problem with this are absolutely sickening human beings. I feel bad for those Freepers who have to live around this.


10 posted on 03/13/2010 8:26:34 AM PST by ohioman
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To: SmithL

No way..look at the Warriors record..they can’t swish...


11 posted on 03/13/2010 8:32:30 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ohioman

No kidding. As one who has spent a lot of time in San Francisco, I wholly agree with you. Being a FReeper there would be akin to being an Israeli Jew living in a village of “Palestinians”.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 8:34:47 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: ohioman

They include gays with Indians and rabbis on diversity appreciation night. Indians and rabbis are part of American culture and society. Gays are a perversion of it. For the Warriors to include them in such events indicates managerial symapthy with gays, or a weakness to stand up to gay lobbies.


13 posted on 03/13/2010 8:54:24 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: RightOnline

Gives new meaning to the terms “tail-gate” and “slam-dunk”.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 9:22:55 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders

Watch out for the BACK DOOR play! Damn, he BLEW the layup!


15 posted on 03/13/2010 9:30:17 AM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: SmithL
a few years ago,while driving in Boston,I decided to take a "shortcut" that got me lost.While lost on a back street near Fenway Park I happened upon the preparations for the annual Homosexual "Pride" Parade.The 3 seconds that I saw...some filthy pervert basically nude on a float....almost made me puke.

I wonder if,after they had gotten a little Pinot Noir into them,the participants in SF did a bit of "slam dunking" themselves.

16 posted on 03/13/2010 9:38:29 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Rennes Templar
Indians and rabbis are part of American culture and society. Gays are a perversion of it. For the Warriors to include them in such events indicates managerial sympathy with gays, or a weakness to stand up to gay lobbies.

I think that to lump Rabbis and Indians in with perverts shows,among other things,how much contempt they have for the non-prevert "honorees".

17 posted on 03/13/2010 9:42:02 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: outhousepatrol
Earlier in the day, members of the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association were invited to play a pickup game

I hear they're REALLY good at that!

18 posted on 03/13/2010 9:43:47 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: SmithL
At halftime, the world's only gay-identified cheerleading team, Cheer SF, gave a high-octane performance, tossing male and female fliers into the air.

Had I seen this I suspect it would have been my cookies that *I* was tossing into the air.

19 posted on 03/13/2010 9:43:49 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: freebilly
The sentences above make absolutely no sense.

Makes sense to me.Before the (presumably recent) dip in attendance they average about 700 empty seats a game.Now,with the dip,they average 1,700.

20 posted on 03/13/2010 9:51:47 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
male homosexuality activity is a direct cause of the spread of a horrible and deadly disease, as well as a higher than normal risk of violence in the "home".....

why would this be celebrated?...

we should try to minimize it...shrink its influence....don't hate but for God's sake, lets not pretend its something wonderful...

21 posted on 03/13/2010 11:06:51 AM PST by cherry
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To: Gay State Conservative

Thanks for translating bad Journalese for me....


22 posted on 03/13/2010 7:01:08 PM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"...Guests were invited to play beanbag toss..."

Oh, so THAT's what they're calling nowadays.

23 posted on 03/15/2010 1:13:08 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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