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The Fear Amongst Us

Posted by glrfcentral , 21 November 2022 · 0 views
acceptance, fear, action, support
Fear simmers inside every LGBTQ person.  Even as society is deemed to be ‘so accepting,’ every person who contemplates coming out today still trembles at the moment of revelation.  In video clips in 2022, you can still see people (celebrities/athletes) break down in tears, displaying the raw feeling of shame and fear associated with coming out.   What are...


Coming Out Is Not A Grand Ticker Tape Parade

Posted by glrfcentral , 11 October 2022 · 121 views
comingout, prejudice, judgement and 2 more...
11 October is National Coming Out Day in the United States. It really should be International Coming Out Day since so many LGBTQ+ people worldwide face the same issues and, in some cases, with much worse reactions.  For many people, coming out is the moment they make the public leap that has loomed in their conscience for years.  It is a moment of celebra...


Rowers And Rowing Venues In A Changing Political Climate

Posted by glrfcentral , 10 July 2022 · 484 views
#boycott, #visibility and 2 more...
By Brian Todd and John Olbrys The United States is undergoing a marked shift in its political ideology as individual states enact a number of laws affecting both the LGBTQ+ community and the broader population.Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, more commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, took effect on 01 July 2022. At least a dozen...


Glrf Partners With Dieux De L'aviron (Gods Of Rowing) Calendar

Posted by glrfcentral , 24 November 2014 · 103,986 views
naked rowing, calendar, inclusion and 2 more...
Glrf Partners With Dieux De L'aviron (Gods Of Rowing) Calendar The Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation has formed a promotional and marketing partnership with the Aviron Club Lyon-Caluire, the club behind the 2015 naked rowing calendar, Les Dieux de l'Aviron  (The Gods of Rowing).  The partnership supports the efforts of GLRF to further the acceptance and inclusion of gay and lesbian rowers, coxies, coaches, and race...


Outgames And Gay Games One Event Survey

Posted by glrfcentral , 26 August 2014 · 5,007 views

Outgames And Gay Games One Event Survey At first, it was civil war. Then a tentative diplomatic cease fire was reached, although skirmishes have continued outside the official channels among more radical elements of each organization's members.  Finally, an athlete spring uprising, if you will, has begun to emerge, calling for a One World Event.   What are we talking about? The Gay Games an...


Reflections On Coming Out Day

Posted by glrfcentral , 11 October 2012 · 5,453 views

Today is National (International) Coming Out Day.  For some, it gives them a chance to muster the courage to make their sexual orientation a little or a lot more public in a celebratory and accepting manner.  For the politicos, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of the gay community and point to the high profile 'inductees' as proof that all...


See Backwards, The Rowing Movie With Glrf's New Calendar Feature: Rsvp

Posted by glrfcentral , 13 September 2012 · 5,878 views
Backwards, a 'rowmance' movie starring Sarah Megan Thomas and James Van Der Beek, opens nationwide this month in the United States.  Rowers everywhere will enjoy the story of an Olympic athlete struggling to find her place after losing a seat on the national team.  Set in Philadelphia, there are great shots of Boathouse Row and rowing on the...


Gopro Rowing Videos Are Taking Off

Posted by glrfcentral , 14 April 2012 · 7,537 views

Over the past year, we've noticed more and more of the GoPro-produced rowing videos appearing on the GLRF Rowing Videos page. They are amazing to watch since they really give the viewer a sense of the joy and serenity in rowing.  

We can see why they videos are...


Homophobia At British Airways

Posted by glrfcentral , 06 March 2012 · 8,284 views

We certainly hope the current web management practices at British Airways are a result of sloppy query code in blocking websites and not a pervasive attitude towards the gay and lesbian community.

At a recent visit to the British Airways North Lounge, Terminal B, London Heathrow Airport, GLRF team members were surprised to find the Gay + Lesbian Rowing...


A Photo Essay On Rowing, And Nothing Else

Posted by glrfcentral , 17 January 2012 · 3,270 views

Posted Image Paris-based photographer and former rower Eric Lanuit has profiled rowers at a regatta in France in a...

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