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Feb 20 2015
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Gay-offside

After the jump the story of a hockey-playing teen who came out as gay via YouTube. The piece is making the point that being gay isn't a choice and is overall good, though in trying to show that the kid used to be well-adjusted and then suddenly, due to his turmoil over being gay, was not, this unfortunate passage occurs:

“His parents...never suspected their son was gay. Growing up, he was competitive, played every team sport and seemed confident and outgoing.”

I don't think the piece meant to suggest straight = competitive/athletic/confident/outgoing, but it was a tin-ear moment in an otherwise empathetic document...

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