It's been an amazeballz few days for the LGBT community in sports! We aren't quite where we need and deserve to be, but we sure are on our way!!
Not only did Jason Collins come out as a gay man actively in the NBA, but the NHL has partnered with pro-gay initiatives, and now we're hearing that Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish have joined Athlete Ally — which is taking a stand against homophobia!!
Here's what Andy said:
We were THRILLED when Jason Collins became the first openly gay and active athlete on a major American sports team — it was such a powerful moment for both Jason and the LGBT community, and the outpouring of support has been astounding!
For instance, BILL CLINTON took the time to say something about Jason:
“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”
Uh, that's right — a former President is giving you props for being yourself! Amazeballz!
Here are some other people giving Jason verbal high-fives for being a brave pioneer for himself and the LGBT community in professional sports:
Was Brooklyn Decker hanging out at The Max???
Haha, she might as well have been!
The beautiful model posted the (above) pic on her Instagram account holding a big ol' phone à la Zack Morris.
She and her hubby Andy Roddick attended an 80s party Sunday night and they were dressed to the nines!! Well, at least Brooklyn was.
She not only rocked the big phone, but she also had a side ponytail and Ray-Bans to really set the tone.
The coolest part of the night though was that the "Bogey Down" event raised money for Andy's charity, the Andy Roddick Foundation.
What a fun way to help others out!
[Image via Brooklyn Decker's Instagram.]
Even though she's settled down into married life, Brooklyn Decker is still just as supermodel hawt as ever!!!
She must have been inspired by our latest Perezcious pic because she flossed those hard earned abs on the cover of Women’s Health UK’s May/June issue.
When she wasn't showing off her bod or posing in the lush tropics, Brooklyn talked about how marrying an athlete has changed her perception of beauty.
"The biggest thing for me about being with Andy is that athletes in general tend to appreciate different things about women’s bodies. They’re not so concerned with how someone looks, more about how strong and healthy they are."
Strong and healthy is always the best! Clearly it's worked for her!
Check out the rest of Brooklyn's spread (below)!
[Image via Jeff Lipsky/Women's Health UK.]
Rather than spending Valentine's Day loved up with hubby Andy Roddick Brooklyn Decker was hard at work and looking hawt!
Showing off her abs in a black Sally LaPointe crop top and blush-colored Marni skirt, the former Sports Illustrated cover girl played hostess at the Gillette's World's Largest Shave and Kiss Event event in New York City.
We'd say 'poor Andy', but we're sure Brooklyn will make-up for it by wearing something even seksier than this.
Enjoy your grand slamming in the bedroom, kids! LOLz!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
Elton John will be having his 20th annual Mylan WTT Smash Hits next week along with longtime friend, Billie Jean King.
The charity event will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
Sir Elton said:
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On Thursday night, Brooklyn Decker got gussied up for the annual 7th annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala in Austin, Texas and her husband's serves, she aced it!
The Sports Illustrated stunner wore a chic peplum Stella McCartney dress complete with sheer accents and very seksi Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
Gorgeous emerald jewels, a trendy top knot and minimal makeup completed Brooklyn's fashionable fundraiser look.
After seeing her in this, there's no doubt in our mind that Andy will be able to keep himself busy during retirement.
[Image via Arnold Wells/WENN.]
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