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Homophobia amongst hockey fans
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:14:40 AM »
I posted a small snipet from a friend's FB page where she mentioned an incident while at the most recent Leafs v Sens game. 

This link is to the Xtra.ca web article on a story about this topic.

http://www.xtra.ca/public/Ottawa/You_Can_Play_cofounder_challenges_homophobia_among_fans-13496.aspx
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Re: Homophobia amongst hockey fans
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 08:54:32 AM »
This really isn't related to hockey.  If you want to discuss homophobia (which is a stupid word) in society that's one thing but it's not a hockey story. 
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Re: Homophobia amongst hockey fans
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 09:03:52 AM »
Well, it's about hockey fans and has sources from hockey people so I'm not sure how it isn't hockey related.  Move it if you wish.

Also not sure it's a stupid word but it's in the story headline so I used it. :)

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Re: Homophobia amongst hockey fans
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 09:10:20 AM »
I think it's a stupid word because phobia means "fear of".  I don't think that behaviour has anything to do with fear.  It's just ignorant. 
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Re: Homophobia amongst hockey fans
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 09:14:09 AM »
I understand what ya mean but people put -phobia on all kinds of things they say the person(s) don't like: Islamaphobia, Hobophobia, etc...  But I just put the article up to put the story up there and FV it's in no way against Leafs fans as a whole btw. :)

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Re: Homophobia amongst hockey fans
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 09:20:45 AM »
That's what I mean.  The hockey angle is irrelivent.  The same guy would have called her a dyke at the gas station because he's an idiot.  A guy in a pickup called me a faggot the other day but I'm not writing articles about homophobic Dodge pickup drivers.   :laugh2:
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