Guys & Gals We Like
As part of last week’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), Montreal Pride honored six people and organizations as Trailblazers, including soccer player David Testo.
David was among those honored for defending the civil rights of LGBT Quebecois.
(full story with more photos: Montreal Gazette)
Out Swedish soccer player Anton Hysén takes to the stage again tonight on Let’s Dance (really, right about now since it’s in Sweden), so let’s take a look at his James Bond-inspired tango that earned him top scores last week:
Chabala, Lahoud, Braun, Wingert, and Dunseth. These are the American soccer pros who have participated in the NOH8 Campaign prior to this week.
We are immensely proud, happy, and grateful that Vancouver Whitecaps defenders Jay DeMerit, Jordan Harvey, and Michael Boxall all joined them by participating in NOH8 while they were in town this week.
Originally started as a protest to Proposition 8 passing in California, it is now a silent protest working toward LGBT equality in all realms.
NOH8 co-founder Jeff Parshley talked about the project at the shoot Tuesday night:
Thank you Jay, Jordan, and Michael! We look forward to seeing the results!
US Women’s National Team player Megan Rapinoe talked to KickTV’s Jimmy Conrad about Olympics preparations, her trademark goal celebrations and doing commercials for Nike.
Jimmy also references her pro-LGBT Tweeting as they discuss sports as a final bastion for homophobia and players coming out, as she says “we are out there.” Her comments have been picked up by The Advocate and AfterEllen.com.
A lot of the buzz this week has been about Anton Hysén appearing nude on the cover of Swedish magazine QX with strategic covering, but he had some good things to say in his interview as well.
- His career goal is still to play soccer in the United States, and gives the You Can Play Project a shoutout for their work to have straight hockey players speak out against homophobia in sports.
- He talks about why he’s not dating and the kind of guys he likes, pretty much describing Carlos Bocanegra.
- His teammates give him grief about the tight pants he wears for “Let’s Dance” and he has no intention of leaving soccer for TV or other endeavors.
- And, of course, he talks about getting naked for the magazine, including exposing his bare butt for the mag in a photo that was also autographed and is being auctioned off for charity. He also gives his key behind getting such a shapely rear end.
- Oh you wanted to see the butt shot? We have it here.
I liked the latest episode of KickTV’s
“Stu Holden is a Big Exhibitionist” “No Holden Back.” Turnabout is fair play when the cameras are turned on him in the shower. He also teaches us how he styles his trademark hair and compares his abs with his brother Euan via Skype.
I try to ignore the whole “girlfriend” part.
QX Magazine is the largest GLBT publication in Scandinavia, and out soccer player Anton Hysén posed for its cover soon after coming out last year:
One year later, he’s returned to do another cover for them, wearing much, much, much less…
Shaking, thrusting, gyrating. Anton Hysén’s “Let’s Dance” performance this past weekend is quite simply put, hot.
Also this weekend Anton won Gaydar Radio’s Hero of the Year award. Congratulations. Hopefully you’ll be snagging the MLS Newcomer of the Year award very soon.
When Cosmopolitan Magazine did a list of “Hot Soccer Players We Can’t Resist” we asked you where they got it right and where they got it (terribly) wrong. Let’s round out our countdown of the players on their list that you agreed with the most:
5. Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City)
4. Heath Pearce (Chivas USA)
3. Chris Pontius (DC United)
2. David Beckham (LA Galaxy)
1. Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution)