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PostSubject: Did anyone else know this was going on?...   Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:28 am

Ok, I came across something today that surprised me. Did anyone else know about the "Gay Games"? It's like olympics for gay people, and they have pairs skating. I don't have anything against gay people. I've even had gay friends. But I've never been very comfortable watching them kiss. I feel about that comfortable watching them skate together... pale

Anyway, here is an article, and a pic of two guys in leotards doing a lift:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7091183.html

And here is a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ex5rFU6pMI

(sorry if anyone thinks thinks is an inappropriate, or lame thread! It's the off season. There's not a whole lot to talk about at the moment!...)


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PostSubject: Re: Did anyone else know this was going on?...   Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:16 pm

I don't believe that this is a lame thread Star85

Although I have nothing against gay people just as you said i do understand why it may make you feel a little uncomfortable. I don't know if its because its something that we're not used to, but something about it doesn't sit right with me.
I don't think it's "wrong" per-say but it's definitely not something i'm into. It is however great that gay people can have their own outlet without being criticized

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PostSubject: Re: Did anyone else know this was going on?...   Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:13 pm

Wow, this is really interesting...I've never heard or seen it before!
I think it's a good thing to have for those who want to participate, but it makes me wonder how it's judged. It has jumps and side-by-side spins like pairs, but it seems it would be difficult for a male-male pair of similar weight and stature to do any "pairs" lifts above the head.
I wonder... Whirly
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PostSubject: Re: Did anyone else know this was going on?...   Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:27 am

I'm not really bothered, some programs can be really fun. Obviously the level of skating is a little lower than in the ISU-regulated competitions, but the programs are sometimes more original and the audiences are very supportive. Smile
One thing I find weird-ish is that some of the competitions seem to take place in the 'gala' spotlights, or with skaters using music with vocals - I find it rather distracting. But that might be just me - in a lot of figure skating movies (On the Edge, Ice Princess, Blades of Glory) the skaters who were supposed to compete at Worlds/Olympics skated to music with vocals and with lightning effects... Lips sealed

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