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Soccer Player Comes Out

David Testo, a 30-year-old former MVP for the Montreal Impact soccer team, came out in an interview with CBC Radio Canada.

by Anonymousreply 6711/17/2013

That's nice. He's cute.

by Anonymousreply 111/10/2011

That's actually great. More, more, please.

by Anonymousreply 211/10/2011

Like others, he waited until he retired from pro sports.

by Anonymousreply 311/10/2011

Please let him be cute, please let him be cute...

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2011

Those comments "Why do I need to know he is homosexual?"

Straight people really really don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2011

Nice photo of him--not shirtless, but at least you get a good look at how ripped his arms and legs are.

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2011

"Please let him be cute, please let him be cute..."

Why would that matter?

You're not going to get to sleep with him.

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2011

Dreamy! Would lick his shitter.

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2011

R7, I was actually just kidding.

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2011

R3: He is not retired from pro sports. He plays for MLS.

by Anonymousreply 1011/11/2011

Looks as if he plays for OUR team!

by Anonymousreply 1111/11/2011

[quote]He is not retired from pro sports. He plays for MLS.

ESPN and USA Today: "Testo joined the Impact in 2007 but is without a contract and won't be back with the team for its MLS debut next year."

Wiki says: "Testo was released by Montreal on October 12, 2011."

CBC News: "He joins a small group of professional athletes to come out, including former NBA centre John Amaechi, swimmer Mark Tewksbury, and tennis star Martina Navratilova. Most came out following retirement, and no male athlete from a major league has come out while still playing."

by Anonymousreply 1211/11/2011

He is cute. Good for him. More, please.

by Anonymousreply 1311/11/2011

He is a FORMER pro athlete. They all wait to come out after they have nothing ($$$$) to lose. Doesn't take a whole lot of courage to do that.

by Anonymousreply 1411/11/2011

Really, R14? Precisely, how much ($$$$) did you lose when you pirouetted out?

by Anonymousreply 1511/11/2011

He's a fine addition...

by Anonymousreply 1611/11/2011

He's cute!

by Anonymousreply 1711/11/2011

WHAT is wrong with me? I could have sworn he was straight!!!

by Anonymousreply 1811/11/2011

He is a Bible Belt gay.

It is weird how there are just not any Queers of any sort in sports all so much. Like with baseball? Nary a one baseball player is gay? Just not one. LOL. All these years. Hell, the last five years, even, not one gay baseball player?


by Anonymousreply 1911/11/2011

Having a good looking, straight-acting man come out is a positive example. It defeats stereotypes and hopefully gives inspiration to younger athletes. I hope he has another line of work that will reward him.

by Anonymousreply 2011/11/2011

what a hottie! good news!

by Anonymousreply 2111/11/2011

More pictures, body shots?

by Anonymousreply 2211/11/2011

Yay! Now he's free to pose for the cover of useless gay magazines and be a hood ornament for overblown LGBT nonprofits at champagne-swilling galas!

by Anonymousreply 2311/11/2011

Good for him. Kind of sad that even a soccer player (soccer in the US being worlds away from football, basketball, or baseball in terms of homophobia) felt that much angst while playing.

by Anonymousreply 2411/11/2011

Bravo on another relatively low key coming out by an athlete. It's great that several of the latest names that make the proclamation seem to be speaking out on there own accord - as opposed to being threatened with an 'outing.'

I think with many, many more of these the road might be sufficiently paved for a bigger-named, active professional to finally take the plunge.

But as a gay man and a sports fan, it's a day I look forward to.

by Anonymousreply 2511/11/2011

Meh. Another loser comes out AFTER his glory days are long gone. Wake me up when somebody comes out of the closet while they're on top.

by Anonymousreply 2611/11/2011

Judgmental much, R26?

Tell us your harrowing coming out saga.

by Anonymousreply 2711/11/2011

He's cute.

by Anonymousreply 2811/12/2011

Check out video at 1 minute in.

Gayvoice crossed with weirdly old-fashioned Midwestern farmer/St. Olaf accent

by Anonymousreply 2911/13/2011

More St. Olaf gayvoice at beginning of this video:

by Anonymousreply 3011/13/2011

She is a very beautiful woman!

You can be sure that the sizemeats (9 inches minimum) are lined up waiting for the chance to breed her well-used GrandCanyon!

by Anonymousreply 3211/13/2011


This same guy was hitting hard on a waitress- and left with her- at a party in august.

by Anonymousreply 3311/13/2011

Hmmm R33 is full of shit.

Nice try shitstain.

by Anonymousreply 3411/14/2011

David Testo being interviewed by David Byrne apparently (not really) for Canadian Xtra.

by Anonymousreply 3512/01/2011

His sweater in r35's link comes from The Dorothy Zbornak Collection.

by Anonymousreply 3612/02/2011

Has he signed with any other team or is he still unemployed?

by Anonymousreply 3701/04/2012


by Anonymousreply 3801/04/2012

well, R36, he never sucked MY dick.

by Anonymousreply 3901/04/2012

Good for him and I must add - great body!

by Anonymousreply 4001/04/2012

"It is weird how there are just not any Queers of any sort in sports all so much. Like with baseball? Nary a one baseball player is gay? Just not one. LOL. All these years. Hell, the last five years, even, not one gay baseball player?"

You really believe there are no gay baseball players? Are you retarded? It's called the closet.

by Anonymousreply 4101/04/2012

Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 4201/04/2012

"not one gay baseball player?"

Remember the net-inspired frenzy about the rumor that Brady Anderson was coming out over a decade ago? Even then, people were curious about a big athelete on the verge of coming out.

by Anonymousreply 4301/04/2012

Glenn Burke played professionally with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1976-1978) and the Oakland A's (1978-1979).

by Anonymousreply 4401/04/2012

Kazuhito Tadano, who played for the Cleveland Indians, starred in gay SM porn, but apparently he's "not gay", either.

by Anonymousreply 4501/05/2012

[R42] Why the fuck do you say "good for her"? at least he doesn't do 69's with women or insert his finger is in women's cunts.

So masculine masculine masculine masculine masculine masculine 1000000000%,yes, that's what he is.

by Anonymousreply 4601/05/2012

All these references to his being "cute". What are you, 17 years old? Grown men are not "cute", they're sexy, handsome, hot, etc.

Please drop the middle school language.

by Anonymousreply 4701/05/2012

I knew there would be a generally negative reaction. 1.There's still money to be made after sports, 2. it's too fresh to know what he's going to do sports-wise. 3. We have weird contempt for people who actually come up, but love to suck off those who would put that exactly last on their to-do list.

by Anonymousreply 4801/05/2012

Because grown men don't need your fanatic labels, r47. For fuck's sake if people want to say he's cute let them say what they will.

I also think those that are doing the usual round of bitchiness about coming out after a main sporting career still don't get just how unforgiving life can be for gay athletes in pro sports. Like acting EVERYTHING revolves around image and sponsorship. $$ always wins out and you often have to stay silent for the team, not just yourself.

It's wrong but that's how it is.

by Anonymousreply 5001/05/2012

We can't be sure that his career is over. He's not involved with any team right now, but we can hope it happens for him.

by Anonymousreply 5101/05/2012

How soon until this attention whore does porn?

by Anonymousreply 5201/05/2012

He seems pleasant enough. I take it that he would like to move to a new phase of his career as a spokes-gay.

But I wished for more of a guy that breaks the mold, that doesn't fit the stereotype.

by Anonymousreply 5301/05/2012


Attached is a new article about Testo's story from SB Nation.

It's overall very interesting, but there are a couple of things that jumped out at me.

1) Testo mentioned how he played both baseball and soccer as kid. But he was ultimately swayed toward soccer because even as a young guy he was aware of how much less testosterone-driven and homophobic the soccer locker room felt over baseball. Not that soccer was a welcoming sport, but he says the anti-gay language was not as severe.

2) Testo was dating Shane (Landrum) - one of the few popularly recycled gay guys that participated in several of the MTV Real World/Road Rules Challenges. They were semi-secretly dating and even living together at one point even while Shane was competing for the show. Testo says getting involved with Shane was the first time he fell in love.

He hasn't been involved in the sport at all since he came out last year. Unfortunately it's tough to determine if no team wanted him because he publicly came out, or because he had a very disappointing 2011 season and has demonstrated that he is injury prone.

Maybe some combination of both?

by Anonymousreply 5410/01/2012

I hate how both the article and a comment or two suggests that Shane made him feel bad for being in the closet. A fear of abandonment... blah blah blah.

Shane apparently cared enough for this guy that he lived with him and let himself be hidden ... literally in a closet, among other places... all to protect this guy.

Closeted people have a desperate need to be accepted by the entire world and their own internalized homophobia. That doesn't mean that they deserve NO support, but any person with self-respect can only take that for so long.

When your partner is hiding you to protect his career, he's saying you come waaay down the list in his priorities.

Shane did the right thing by getting out of it.

by Anonymousreply 5510/01/2012

What a loser.

by Anonymousreply 5610/01/2012

He's straight acting that means he's phony. What the world needs now is NOT another phony.

We already have a president like that.

by Anonymousreply 5710/01/2012

R57, put your head back in the toilet. The president? Really? The first President to endorse same-sex marriage? The one to push for the end of DOMA, DADT? Phony? Fuck you.

Testo is the issue here. And this comment shows he's out of touch:

"Most gay people don’t get to this part of their life ever, to accepting themselves and acting on it and enjoying their life."

Most??? What era is he living in?

by Anonymousreply 5810/01/2012

he needs my hole

by Anonymousreply 5910/01/2012

We all knew.

by Anonymousreply 6010/01/2012

Good point r58. His perception that most gay people never get to full acceptance must come from somewhere in his experience.

I'm wondering if his statement is the result of the feedback he's getting as a result of his coming out. He said that many people have been contacting him and sharing their stories.

There are probably a lot of closeted athletes that express to him the various levels of misery they experience in their situations. I'd bet that type of feedback gives him a biased view on what is average for gay people.

by Anonymousreply 6110/01/2012

He's hot!!

by Anonymousreply 6210/01/2012

Now that he's not playing the game anymore, I wonder if he'd be interested in doing on-air commentary for one of the sports networks. He's definitely good looking enough for the camera.

by Anonymousreply 6310/03/2012

another player comes out, but he's retiring

by Anonymousreply 6402/15/2013

So sad he comes out in tandem with retiring.

by Anonymousreply 6502/15/2013

Testo posted a nice, semi-sexy pic of his boyfriend and himself on his Facebook. Very nice.

I'd like to see Robbie Rogers and Greg Berlanti top that.

by Anonymousreply 6611/17/2013

[quote] Having a good looking, straight-acting man come out is a positive example

Are you under the misapprehension that young gays think that to be out you have to be ugly?!

by Anonymousreply 6711/17/2013
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