Did you play a sport in high school? A couple of varsity swimmers at my high school came out after graduation. I don''t know of any athletes in other sports who are now openly gay, though.
High School In The Late 90''s
I played football my freshman year\
Ran cross country and track my sophomore year\
Ran track my junior year (and lettered); trained with the football team but decided not to play\
Ran track my senior year\
I graduated in the late 90s and I can''t remember any out athletes on any of the teams I was a member of...hell, even I still considered myself straight/bi-curious all 4 years of HS.
One of our football coaches was a macho married dad and a closet case. And yes I know that for a fact.
5 years out of high school I hooked up with the hot soccer coach who loved to get fucked. He was a macho Nordic 6''3 god. I wondered if recognized me from when I was on his junior year team. He had an awesome soccer butt.
"I wondered if recognized me from when I was on his junior year team."%0D\
Since it was only 5 years out of school, I''m sure he still remembered you, R3.
I rowed crew all four years of high school and 3 years of college. If anyone else was gay, I didn''t know it.
I played Varsity Soccer, Tennis and Football.
R5, this thread is for people who were ATHLETES in high school.
Did any of you play baseball?
Baseball, no - but my bf did.
Bump. With so many gay athletes indicated by the poll, you''d think there would be more stories of fitting in, not fitting in, et cetera...
Track and swimming. No problems fitting in, partly because I was closeted until college and didn''t have any obviously gay mannerisms (except sucking dick), and partly because I usually won.%0D\
I also escorted in college, my clients being rich size queens who wanted to suck off a a "straight" college athlete.%0D\
$$$$$$$. I had a blast. Quit once I graduated to travel the world, and also had a blast.
[quote]Quit once I graduated to travel the world%0D\
You needed a college degree to be a flight attendant?
I was in the closet, so I didn''t have any trouble fitting in. I even participated in the regular gangbanging of this slut named Lisa who would go into the basement and allow all the guys to fuck her. One time I was number 7 and her hole was a complete slop hole, but fucking all of that cum really turned me on.
Dear Penthouse Forum:%0D\
You''re not going to believe this, but I swear it''s true...
Pretty well all the guys who figure skate are gay.
Do we have any non-fantasy stories to share?
Football - freshman/sophomore year, JV\
Cross country - junior/senior year, varsity\
Diving - grades 7 through 12, all years varsity except 7. \
Tennis - grades 7 through 12, varsity.\
Don''t know if this is still he rule, but in Minnesota, you were eligible to be on varsity starting in 7th grade, at least for certain sports. When I moved to Illinois, I was surprised to learn that you had to be a freshman to be on varsity in any sport.
I played baseball in prep school. Was not out, not aware of anyone else either. No gang banging chicks in basements. I am still friends with most of my teammates.
Rowed in high school. Awesome communal showers.\
Best moment - handsome kid who did not row knew I would make several trips to the shower area and was totally on to me - saw me walk by and flipped down his jockstrap and showed a gorgeous bush and thick cock.\
Never talked about it again. He became a friend later in life, Hot straight daddy - he was definitely teasing.\
But one of the most erotic moments of my adolescence.
A guy who went to my high school and was a very popular football player came out about 10 years after we graduated. Apparently a couple of his friends (or former friends) called him a "fag" but most people were cool with it.%0D\
I was on the track team. Wasn''t out at all in high school, so I did fit in but I was miserable about having to lie and hide. %0D
A diver on our HS team went to Florida and came out there. We live in a very conservative neighborhood of Houston, but he came back here with his bf and now has one of the hottest workout studios in town. The women LOVE him. He''s a great guy.%0D\
And I know a HS swim coach in Indiana who is gay and has occasional sex with his graduated studs who come out - he has never tricked with any of his HS students and has a steady BF.
Our high scholl had a ragtag football team and a small track team. Today, they have a huge sports program -- including ice hockey. The ice hockey is the strangest one since it''s in south Florida.
Our high school was unusual for the 70s in having male ballet dancers on the school squad. They were all openly gay.%0D\
It was generally assumed that all the guys in water polo, wrestling, gymnastics, and cross-country were gay. And there were rumours about individuals in other sports, particularly football, soccer, swimming, tennis, and ice hockey. %0D\
With women''s sports, any woman who was really good in any sport was assumed to be lesbian, but especially tennis and volleyball.%0D
Useless thread without pictures.\
But only in Massachusetts, California and most Western European countries.
It had to be said.
Gymnastics in my freshman year. Wrestling the other 3 year. Those sports along with cross country were considered gay by the other team sport athletes. After two years of wiping the floor with football and baseball players who tried to beat me up for being out, they finally gave up and ignored me.
I was a varsity swimmer in High School. One of the divers and a breast stroke swimmer were also gay, but of course all of us were deeply in the closet. I am not sure how we found each other. I had furtive sex with each of them a couple of times.\
I often wonder if they ever came out in later life.
Some of the hottest sex I ever had was with a high school friend on the swim team. Not sure if any others were gay but he was AMAZING - body, passion, and adventuresome.
I graduated HS in 1975. If I came out then, I would''ve been killed.
It was an open secret that I was gay, but because I was the fastest swimmer, none of the jocks messed with me. They kind of just left me alone, maybe muttering "Nice swim" once in a while.
I hate you all.
Of course I played sports in High School. Who would pass up the opportunity of communal showers with hot young guys six days a week? Feel sorry for the younger guys - my nephews never shower after practices or games, just come home and clean-up. I asked them once about that and they replied they had a communal shower area in the locker room, but had no idea if it worked anymore. Sad!
Was somewhat outed in high school (mid 70s) so I really had no options. Football and soccer were my games. I was occasionally harassed but since I was a black belt few would do it directly to me. MVP three years in a row so I knew I was good (at football) and not very good at cock sucking. Was not brave enough to do the "Sadie Hawkins dance" thing w/ my bf and kept the fact of my bf very low key. Had only a few (all that was needed) really good friends.
Take it to the ''Communal Shower'' fetish thread, R32.
Coach: "Drop And Give Me 20"
I was on the swim team(seems to appeal to many gay kids), tennis and ski teams as well.
[quote]I was on the swim team(seems to appeal to many gay kids), tennis and ski teams as well.%0D\
Does that mean your school was right near a ski resort? We had a water ski team but there''s nearby water all year round. I''ve never been in snow ski country in the U.S. %0D\
r13, more stories about gangbang slut Lisa. How many guys would she take? Would they all cum in her?
Als a highschooler in the 90s, I played soccer from 9th grade up, and was THIS close to a college scholarship.%0D\
Also I played badminton. (not that serious)
Only one wrestler so far? I''m surprised.
Why do gay male teens gravitate towards swimming?%0D\
I knew a guy in grad school who wrestled for his high school, R39. He was pretty Asperger''s then, and I imagine he was even more so in high school... I doubt anyone could surmise that he was gay, since he had so many quirky personality features already. He was supposedly very good, though, as evidenced by the photos he showed me from a few of his meets.
Swimming is about individual achievement. Less opportunity for teammates to sabotage the unpopular.%0D
Also, they wear skimpy outfits and even the slightly built can compete on a level playing field.%0D
Queer teens are being abused and harassed and beaten up right now because you all think it''s cute to say abusive things about women.\
It is not cute.\
It is killing you, and it is killing our teens.
An Abusive Statement About A Woman
Swim team guys = gay guys later in life%0D\
Wish I knew then what I know now. Now swim in TNYA the NY gay and lesbian swim team - fantastic people and hot team mates.
Wow OP, you lambast me on another thread yet want to talk about closet cases in high school athletics.%0D\
You utter fucking hypocrit. %0D\
WHO should be banned, pssst
Read carefully, R46. First of all, it''s spelled ''hypocrite''. Secondly, this thread asks about all high school athletic experiences. The fact that you bring up closet cases means that you have issues.
I'm sure Lisa really appreciated being victimized by a team of guys-probably a victim of rape/incest.
And you, are fucking gross.
R11 & R13
I'm sure you are the type to call those queer/alt kids "faggots" in high school to conceal your self loathing.
If you want to read a couple of good stories about gay teens dealing with playing high school sports, look for either of the novels written by Bill Konigsberg, a former NY Daily News, AP and ESPN sports journalist. In 2001, upset by the continued homophobia in professional sports, he "came out" in an article he wrote about that, on the first page of ESPN.Com, which was quite daring at the time, and won him a GLAAD Media Award the following year. His "coming out" was named as one of the outstanding all-time moments in sports by Outsports.Com as well.
His first book in 2008, OUT OF THE POCKET, is about a high school senior on the football team, dealing with revelations that he is gay. It's available on Kindle at Amazon, but out of print otherwise.
His second book, released last month, is OPENLY STRAIGHT, about a openly gay teen athlete in a liberal Colorado town, who doesn't face the usual taunting and bullying you'd expect, but is tired of always being "the gay kid" in any conversation or situation. He gets the opportunity to go to a boarding school in New England to finish high school, and decides to keep his sexuality a secret, to see how it feels to be treated like just any other guy. Interesting, creative approach to looking at implicit homophobia from the inside.
(No, I have nothing to do with the author or publisher. I review books for a gay biweekly magazine in Phoenix, and adnire his work. I'll be introducing him at a reading here in Phoenix later this month.
Ran track my frosh year, liked it, but I was and still am a musician and became too busy with rehearsals of various sorts to continue.
Boy, oh boy though did I lust after the football jocks!
My h.s. of about 300 students had losing football, basketball and track teams. We had to use football fields and gyms in other schools for our teams. No cheerleaders. I wasn't on any of the teams but came up with fabulous designs for homecoming parade floats.
Today, the huge school complex has a football stadium and a football team that has won national championships several times. It has two gyms and a large tennis complex. Last summer, our school had 14 athletes in the London Olympics. We've come a long way.
Swimmers don't count as jocks. Or skaters, unless you played hockey.
Is this an oxymoron ?
Swimming is definitely an athletic endeavor, and very cliquish too. I would count them as jocks.
We remember with fondness the locker room and the community showers at the all-boys Catholic high school we attended. Also the compulsory nude swimming!
It was our first viewing of sizemeat.
r56, it has been my experience and observation that most people don't think of swimmers as jocks. They rarely hang out with the jock cliques that include football players, lacrosse players, hockey players, basketball players, and baseball players. Swimmers tend to have a much different mentality and personality than your average team sport athlete.
I was at a deli one morning with the Columbis swimteam kids and they were some of gawkiest, nerdiest college students I ever saw. Reason one of course is Columbia and it still didn't stop me from picturing them in wet Speedos.
But I wouldn't have called them jocks.
I also see swimmers as jocks. If they were socially inaccessible to me because of their athleticism, I considered them jocks.
r60, okay, but I was talking about how mainstream, widespread society defines "jock."
Take a poll then, R61. Not everyone conforms to your monolithic definition.
CREEPIEST. THREAD. EVER.
Mainstream America barely thinks soccer players are true athletes. You can imagine how they think of swimmers.
No one thinks I'm an athlete. I have never been a popular figure.