1. says

    three snaps in a Z-formation :)

    note to all closet cases who will furiously get their panties in a twist about this: these boys aren’t afraid to werk their thing, so why are you? 😀

  2. Thomasina says

    DB, you shouldn’t say such harsh things about yourself. I’m sure there’s someone out there who can stand you.

  3. sean says

    What a letdown. I’ve seen 8 year olds with better routines. Boring!!


  4. Bootaze and Weenaze says

    Way, way late on reporting this. had it up more than a week ago.

  5. Derrick in Philly says

    Amateurs. So out of sync it was pathetic. And really, if the bulge is showing what’s the point?

  6. redball says

    This is J-setting, not cheerleading.

    I first heard about J-setting a few yrs ago and, if I recall correctly, it’s a form of dance invented by the black, gay community–i.e., not unlike vogueing in terms of its origins.

  7. MateoM says

    @Derrick: Yeah, they look more like they’re having a spasm from one too many chocospresso culottaculona fwappé-frappés. Too much jerkin’ and not enough twerkin’, I say.

    That’s the trouble with young ‘uns. All frenetic energy, no sense of restraint or grace. No understanding of when less is more.

  8. David Hearne says

    @MateoM: “No understanding of when less is more.”

    Or even when any at all is way too much.

  9. Caliban says

    My first thought on seeing this a few days ago was, “Really? ALABAMA?!” My second was, “Hmmm, I wonder how many of the players are hooking up with them after the game?”

    I’m not very impressed by their routine. They need to work on their choreography. But their guts? They’ve got a lot of that! Hey, it’s not my thing, but nobody died and made me lord arbiter of all things, so who gives a %$#%?

  10. says

    Being an LGBT person is definitely about being a blend of male and female, and disregarding gender roles. However, there’s a fine line between ignoring gender roles and turning yourself into bad parody of a man or a woman. That’s what this cheerleading troupe is doing. They need to reach a little higher.

  11. ripper says

    It’s so odd, I saw this clip posted on Jezebel this morning, and the (presumably) straight women who read Jezebel were nothing but praise.

    On Towleroad, most of the comments from gay men are negative.

    It really makes it apparent where a lot of homophobia comes from. Hint: Look in the mirror.

  12. ratbastard says

    @Stuffed Animal,

    I appreciate what you said, but I think you’re speaking for yourself. I’m most definitely a guy. I’m of the male gender. I understand some gay and non-gay males feel like a girl trapped in a dude’s body, or some variation of that. I’m not one of them.

  13. says

    no, you’re just a wimpy boy trapped in a closet.

    how was fathers day, bastard? i cooked for my dad. lamb chops 😀

    what did you do? dildo yourself on his grave? 😀

  14. ratbastard says

    @Mr. Miller,

    You are mentally unstable,Raymond. If you’re receiving psychiatric care, it’s not doing the job. If you aren’t, you need to avail yourself of your country’s ‘free’ healthcare.

  15. Esther Blodgett says

    And the takeaway from the The Prancing Elites: You don’t have to be “good” to be Fabulous.

  16. Esther Blodgett says

    And the takeaway from the The Prancing Elites: You don’t have to be “good” to be Fabulous.

  17. Victor says

    Kiwi, srsly, you and the Miller clan do NOT need to be eating pork chops. I have seen the pics of your fam. It ain’t pretty. Eat salad.

  18. James says

    How is a gay person who doesnt find this appealing a homophobe? So if a black person doesn’t like rape they are racist? Jesus christ WTF is up with the simplistic minds on this site. This was BORING as hell. And Dumb.

  19. Dastius Krazitauc says

    For a reality check of this happening in Alabama, look at how the police treat the Prancing Elite in the youtube video, “PRANCING ELITES OF MOBILE, AL. SENIOR BOWL 2013 (police encounter)”.

  20. ripper says

    Talk about simple minds, James. No one suggested you are supposed to like this. Maybe learn to read?

    But if it’s not your thing, how about just STFU and move on instead of rushing to your keyboard to express how much you can’t stand it.

  21. GregV says

    @Stuffed Animal: I disagree in that being gay or bi does not necessarily entail being anything other than one’s own sex and doesn’t necessarily entail embracing or rejecting any particular role.
    Some straight women and men largely ignore gender roles smd some bi and gay women and men are obsessed with them. Most people of all orientations are somewhere in between on that spectrum. A straight woman may say, “I’ll mow my own lawn and I’ll wear jeans and cut my hair short but I will never pay for my own meal on a date.”
    A bisexual man may say, “I’ll be the one who cooks and cleans and stay home with the kids, but I will only date and marry a woman.”
    Knowing someone is straight or gay or bi does not necessarily tell you anything about what kind of gender roles they do or don’t like.

  22. James says

    Ripper, if someone doesn’t like whats being posted here they have every right to comment and say so. Now get off my d*ck u comment nazi before I contract that bitter attitude you suffer from.

  23. aron says

    The only time I ever wish I weren’t gay is sometimes when I read the nasty, self-loathing, femme-shaming comments on here, because I don’t want to be associated with people who think (and comment) like that. I’ve been reading Towleroad for years and it used never be like this. Towleroad was one of the only blogs where I wasn’t afraid to look at the comments because I was unlikely to have to read the kind of crap we have to put up with on other sites. But that has slowly changed and now I find myself hesitating to click through to the comments because I know the kind of crap I’ll be confronted with. Depressing.

  24. Uh No says

    Whoever said being gay is “definitely” about blending male and female is speaking for themselves. That is simply not true. Being gay is about being attracted to the same gender. Stop forcing stereotypes on others the way we wish straights would stop stereotyping us.

  25. Frank says

    Here are two teams that I think are a lot better than the ones featured in this article.

  26. Frank says

    Here are two teams that I think are a lot better than the ones featured in this article.

  27. Frank says

    Here are two teams that I think are a lot better than the ones featured in this article.

  28. cdubois says

    “dildo yourself on his grave.” Well… that gets the award for classiest comment I’ve read all week : ) damn fellas, calm down a little.

  29. MateoM says

    Whoever posted under MateoM isn’t me, but actually Rick/Jason posting a me to ruin my reputation. Flattering and infuriating at the same time. So if you see anyone posting as MateoM and writing nasty homophobic or mean things, know its just the troll Rick/Jason posting as me.

  30. Frank says

    I don’t see what the big controversy is. Yes, they are extremely feminine gay men, but who are they hurting? The last thing they need is to have more abuse heaped onto them from their own community, when I’m sure they get plenty of that from the straight community. @UFFDA I’d like you to put a video of your dance moves on the internet and we’ll see who moves like what.

  31. David Black-Downes says

    I just hurt watching them thinking about doing that routine as tucked as they were.

  32. Derrick from Philly says


    LOL @”I just hurt watching them thinking about doing that routine as tucked as they were.”

    LOL You’re so right, David Black-Downs. Out of that group atleast 3 of them are 10 inchers.

    @ David Hagatha Hearne

    Shut up. Your bootay is what’s nasty…and flat.

  33. David Hearne says

    Derrick, honey, baby, don’t you have to go hold a lantern in someone’s yard?

  34. CC says

    Yall are a bunch of tired, hateful queens! You see something that you had no clue exists, and try to tear it down. And no, this is not cheerleading. A closer comparison would be drill team.

    I’ve been J-setting since the late 90’s, when most of you were still in the closest. I went to an HBCU (google it if you don’t know) in TX, and this is a form of dance that is done for sport and battle mostly adon’tlack gay clubs. It seems like white gays have a problem with it because it does not involve them.

    For us, its about the art of dance through house music, like vogueing, and disco, have been in our black gay culture.

    Its not about wanting to be a woman, fem or butch, but about the routine. Some of the comments are really stupid, like they want to be women. Really? Because you take the di¢k the same way they do, and guess what? You are still a man nonetheless. If they want the operation, they’d do that, but why do YOU care?

    I’m proud of the new Children, as they are able to perform at games, as we saved it for the club or pride events and balls. This is something we only dreamed about, and its a reality. Check out you tube, type in J-setting, and see for yourself.

    If you don’t know anything else about J-setters, know that they are in great enough shape to kick your a$$,