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Monday, January 26, 2015
Coming Out in the 1970's
Professional running back Dave Kopay was the first "professional team" sport athlete to declare to the world that he was gay. At one time married to a flight attendant, Dave was a NFL running back from 1964-72. Since that moment when he came out in 1975 (three years after his retirement), very few others have followed him. despite his suggestion that there were (back then) a good number of other gay players in professional football.
His best-selling 1977 autobiography, The Dave Kopay Story told of his journey and the book has as much to do with finding oneself as it does with the game of football. After the book was published, he found it difficult to find any type of work coaching in the NFL. He also told the story of his sexual relations with another pro footballer, Redskins tight end Jerry Smith. In fact, Dave describes Jerry Smith as a turning point in his personal life: "That was like my first real coming-out experience. Jerry was much more worldly than I was. He had been to a number of countries, had a number of different lovers." Dave packed a lot of emotions into what they did together, while he said the relationship meant little to Jerry. (Smith did not acknowledge being gay and died of AIDS in 1986).
The reaction from the world of professional football was as expected. This was an all-american guy who they couldn't destroy or shame with scandals....so instead Mr. Kopay's sexuality simply would be mentioned as little as possible with regards to his sports record, hopefully fading away, as if it never existed in the sport (because after all, everyone knows that there are no gay pro football players). But by the age of personal computers and the internet, stories such as David's became easier for people to share, and combined with the media attention from being a gay activist, the David Kopay story lives on.
Mr. Kopay remains a gay-rights activist. To help today's gay University of Washington students, David set-up an endowment of $1 million to the University's Q Center (a resource and support center for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students and faculty). Kopay has since been recognized as a UW Husky Legend.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The movie featured: Jim Bentley, Joe Cade, Kevin Wiles, Mike Gregory, Mike Ramsey, Paul Coder, and Tom Steele.
Below: Steve Hammond and Mike Gregory perform together in The Pledge Masters. A pre-condom film with a good dash of discipline thrown into the butt fucking and cock sucking, Mike is caught impersonating an upperclassman, and he nervously awaits his punishment in President Steve Hammond quarters. When Mike arrives, Steve begins by ordering Mike to worship every inch of this jock's athletic form…starting at the feet and sucking his way up…
In addition, Mike performed in The Big One, Powerline, and Top Man.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
O.J. Simpson made the list as they proclaimed that he had "all the right moves" in football which unfortunately would not be what he would ultimately be most-famous for. It's reported that the jailed former football star is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison. Out of all of the men on Playgirl's list, it's sad that Alan Bates is not recognized today as much as he deserves to be.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
20 QUIZ: HOW KINKY ARE YOU? by Susanella Rogers
Are you boring or bizarre?
29 DIET: LOSE TEN POUNDS IN TEN DAYS by Judie Lewellen
A now-svelte editor tells you how.
46 BONDAGE: THE GENTLE ART OF RESTRAINT by Jack Jardine
"Tied" and true information on an age-old art.
54 HOW TO GET FAMOUS by Richard J. Pietschmann
If you want to play the fame game, here are the ground rules.
65 STRANGER THAN LIFE by M.K. Brown
66 MEN WHO FOOL AROUND by Colman Andrews
Telltale signs of infidelity ain't necessarily so. . . .
86 DECISIONS: THE ART OF MAKING UP YOUR MIND by Jonathan Miller
Do you go with your head, your heart, or neither?
105 GREAT GETAWAYS by Sue Fleishman & Jean Kornbluth
42 CHRISTOPHER REEVE by Fred Robbins
It's not easy being faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
4 INSIDE PLAYGIRL
6 READERS WRITE
10 HIS TURN
22 EROTIC FANTASIES