"Not Gay Enough" Softball Saga Over
Not gay enough - softball players sue - SFGate
Not Gay Enough? You Can't Play With Us. I heard about this story on the radio this morning. Apparently, 3 men were called into question and kicked off of a softball team in a gay softball league for not being gay enough.
Bisexual is not gay enough? Softball players sue gay sports organization for discrimination
Three men suing a gay baseball association, for ruling that they were not gay enough to be included in a competition, will have their day in court, a judge has ruled. The men, members of a San Francisco softball team competing in the Gay Softball World Series near Seattle, say they were discriminated against and humiliated when questioned in front of a room full of people about their sexual orientation. After a vote on whether the men were 'gay or non-gay', the trio were disqualified from the competition. Steven Apilado, Jon Russ and LaRon Charles - who are openly bisexual - allege that the event's sponsor and competition rules violate state anti-discrimination laws.
Instead, they were marched one by one into a conference room at the tournament in suburban Seattle and asked about their "private sexual attractions and desires," and their team was stripped of its second-place finish after the men were determined to be "non-gay," they said in a lawsuit accusing a national gay sports organization of discrimination. The suit, filed Tuesday in U. At issue is whether the gay sports alliance violated Washington state's public accommodations laws by enforcing a rule limiting to two the number of heterosexuals who can play on a team. The squad made it to the championship game at the August tournament in Kent, Wash. But another team, the Atlanta Mudcats , which had lost to D2 in a semifinal game, complained that the San Francisco team had too many straights.