Thursday, September 24, 2009

If only the US were as evolved...

This Spanish Toreador seems comfortable with his own sexuality. I am not endorsing bullfighting, but according to Americablog...

Matador Joselito Ortega will be plugging a club-scene energy beverage called Gay Up and have those words embroidered into his cape in large, red cursive letters....

"I am a bullfighter. That is not going to change. I am going to go out into the ring as I have done until now, to risk my life, and the seven goring wounds on my body prove that," he told The AP Wednesday. "If the gay community welcomes me as an image or a symbol, that is fine."

OK! Now how about the NFL or MLB? San Fransisco 49ers? The Giants?


  1. If only Spain were as evolved as those who abhor animal abuse, especially as an entertainment spectacle that passes as "tradition".

    I would hope that no gay person would choose a toreador as their symbol.
    The toreador is not a victim (regardless of how many times this one got gored), but the perpetrator of indefensible and needless violence.

  2. Point taken. In my intro I stated that my point was not about bullfighting. I am a sports fan, especially baseball. I would love to see the gay mens chorus sing the national anthem. And given the plethora of endorsements in sports these days, there must be parallels in our culture that could occur.

    As to being a "victim" I think that too many LGBT are playing that part and simply need to stand up for themselves. I am way past victim-hood.