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Sombrerero loco Aug 14th, 2013 09:46 AM

Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800 m in Moscow Athletics World Championships, dedicates his medal to gay people. some russian people even want to put him under arrest :unsure:


Quote:


"As much as I can speak out about it, I believe that all humans deserve equality as however God made them," he told R-Sport after running a 1:43.55 at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. "Whether you're gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights. If there's anything I can do to champion the cause and further it, I will, shy of getting arrested."

"I respect Russians' ability to govern their people," he said Tuesday. "I disagree with their laws. I do have respect for this nation. I disagree with their rules."


source: http://www.outsports.com/2013/8/13/4...ver-medal-gays

Mynarco Aug 14th, 2013 09:52 AM

He's so fit :drool:

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Sombrerero loco Aug 14th, 2013 09:56 AM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
:lol: please stay in topic :lol: he made my day. really nice interview nick. you earned many fans with this, im sure :bowdown:

ElusiveChanteuse Aug 14th, 2013 10:14 AM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
No wonder he gives the vibe.:oh:

Nick :cheer: :yeah:

Pops Maellard Aug 14th, 2013 10:36 AM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Cool :yeah:. I hope there's lots more speaking out where that came from :yeah:.

Sam L Aug 14th, 2013 10:48 AM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
He's so cute!!

Punky Aug 14th, 2013 10:54 AM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
well done!!!!!!!!!

Sombrerero loco Aug 14th, 2013 11:02 AM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
i hope more athletes could do the same, but it seems nick always said he was a "gay ally" and most athletes seem just to not care :(

Melange Aug 14th, 2013 12:03 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Its nice to have a story to replace all the drugs scandals for a while

Javi. Aug 14th, 2013 12:11 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Nick :cheer:
Good news that more and more sportsmen are vocal in supporting equal rights :cheer:

Mike. Aug 14th, 2013 12:47 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Melange (Post 32280481)
Its nice to have a story to replace all the drugs scandals for a while

This.

Nicolás89 Aug 14th, 2013 12:51 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
:worship:

This is what I would expect from a true champion. :hug:

Trickle Aug 14th, 2013 12:58 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Wonderful symbolic gesture from an American hero. Sometimes the most simple things go a long way.

ys Aug 14th, 2013 02:28 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
Did he get arrested for saying that?

McPie Aug 14th, 2013 02:34 PM

Re: Nick Symmonds, silver medallist in 800m, dedicates medal to gay people
 
damn good kid ;)


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