05 August, 2006

An Emirati at the OutGames

There's a participant at the OutGames, in Montreal, from the UAE at the Bowling competition. The games end on August 5th, i.e. today.

There are also some participants from other Arab countries.

14 comments:

MD said...

oh that's wonderful :))

odd said...

md. u did check out the site of these games,right?

MD said...

lolllll im laughing...omg i feel so SMART ;)

so...not wonderful at all :P

lol! thanks 'odd' ;)

odd said...

i wonder who it is? male? female? are there any transgendered people here?natives? foreigners?i never heard of these games!! can any1 help us (md & me)
thanks!

trailingspouse said...

Why is it "not so wonderful" that an Emirati is participating in an international sporting event? Or are we all supposed to snigger like schoolkids over the fact that the participants are not straight?

odd said...

and u know him/her personally?

secretdubai said...

I think it's fantastic news. It's about time that diversity and variety are recognised and extolled, rather than repression and conformity.

Whoever this athlete is - best of luck to them.

nick said...

I think it's fabulous...if I wasn't a total couch queen, I'd be there myself =)

He/She gets my total support.

MD said...

the reason i said that it's not wonderful is because, homosexuality is haraam and to flaunt it like this is no show of bravery.

nick said...

Why do I have a feeling we're going to have another 'Brokeback Mountain' debate going on here?

MD said...

well u see nick, wherever there are gays, that's bound to happen. it's black or white: u are ok with open homosexuality or not. hence, the battle rages.

Samawel said...

I don't think the issue is about approval of homosexuality or otherwise. But rather, the support of fellow humans regardless of how different they are from the "norm".

Don't start a debate here on homosexuality. We already know who approves of it and who disapproves of it.

nick said...

^ agree with Samawel. You are of course welcome to share your views on my own bloggy :)

Anonymous said...

Many people committing a wrong deed doesn't make it alright to do so. It is about homosexuals.But no point in arguing further because like Samawal said, We already know who approves of it and who disapproves of it.

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