Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen Makes The Civil Rights Speech of the Year About Gay Football Player

Posted: February 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Post | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

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Recently, Missouri star lineman Michael Sam announced that he is gay, headed into the NFL draft later this year. This makes him the first openly gay player in the NFL. Apparently, his father had a really hard time with him coming out, which can’t be easy for a young man to deal with. These kinds of stories make me sad, because if the Dharma has taught me anything, it’s that we need to create a world where people feel comfortable being who we really are. This is the key to being awake and available in the present moment. Being safe in your own skin is prerequisite for truly benefiting others.

And then someone sent me this clip from Dallas sports caster Dale Hansen. It’s hands-down the most amazing civil rights speech I’ve seen in a while. Bravo, Mr. Hansen. I also love the critique of hypocrisy of those who want small government but want to patrol people’s sex lives. Especially in Texas.

Some men love Football, but Real Men make Speeches like these. Please Watch.

 

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2 Comments on “Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen Makes The Civil Rights Speech of the Year About Gay Football Player”

  1. 1 Brian K. said at 1:02 am on February 22nd, 2014:

    Ethan,
    Thank you for sharing this. As a gay man, it is always hurtful to hear the condemning voices in our society and world, no matter what corner of that world they come from. Consequently, Mr. Hansen’s comments and your post here provide one more voice, one more drop of sanity in a world which so needs it. Peace and Namaste!

  2. 2 Kate Evans said at 9:41 am on March 28th, 2014:

    Oh no, the video is down :(


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