How the World's Most 'Bro' Sport is Making Space for LGBTQ People
Being bad at sports as a teen didn’t just make you non-athletic in the suburbs of Salt Lake City — it also made you a queer. And since I was queer, by the transitive law of homophobia, I figured I must also be bad at sports (I was also bad at math). So why even try?
With sexuality and athletic ability linked in my mind, I tended to avoid gyms, sporting events and REIs throughout my childhood — anywhere, really, that straight men might congregate and chest-bump one another without warning. But as a result of avoiding these spaces, I developed an unhealthy relationship with exercise (meaning a non-existent one) until I was well into my 20s. Read the article here.