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Australian Boxing Champ: Being Gay Is 'Your Choice' But Don't Show It 'When There's Kids Watching' - VIDEO

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Australian aboriginal boxer Anthony Mundine has defended the tired old argument that being gay is a choice, reports Pink News.

Mundine previously said that TV series Redfern, which features a gay aboriginal character, is “promoting homosexuality...like my dad told me GOD made ADAM & EVE not Adam & Steve.” He also made the bizarre claim that aboriginal people cannot be gay because it's forbidden in the "old culture."

Speaking on Australian television last week, Mundine defended his previous comments, saying:

“I told you I speak the truth, I got nothing against homosexuality, if you’re gay, be gay, that’s your choice, that’s your right in this day and age. But don’t exploit it on prime time when there’s kids watching and having sons come towards you and going ‘dad is that alright, for a man to kiss a man?”

According to a spokesman, although the boxer “has a lot of homosexual friends,” he “doesn’t support homosexuality.”

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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PGA Golfer Patrick Reed Calls Himself 'F--king Faggot' After Missing Putt at Tourney: VIDEO

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Pro golfer Patrick Reed will likely be fined after dropping an anti-gay slur on the opening hole of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, China today.

Said Reed to himself after making three putts to sink the ball: "Nice f--kin' three-putt you f--kin' faggot."

Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

GNN reports:

Golf Channel’s Frank Nobilo immediately apologized for the remark.

The PGA Tour issued a statement on Reed’s remark, saying, “The PGA Tour Conduct Unbecoming regulations prohibit the use of obscene language on the golf course. The PGA Tour will deal with this matter internally in accordance with its regulations.” Reed will be fined.

Reed also apologized on Twitter following the round:

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Phoenix Suns Players Pranked With Dinosaur On Halloween: VIDEO

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Of all the things you wouldn't want to come face-to-face with on Halloween, "dinosaur" is probably somewhere near the top of the list.

NBA team the Phoenix Suns got pranked by the BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs exhibition, an arena show that confronts attendees with life-like, life-sized dinosaurs.

Watch the team's reactions as a dino pops out from behind a curtain. Pictured above, probably the highlight of the vid, rookie Archie Goodwin proves himself "a live one" and good at thinking on his feet, throwing his water jug at the creature. There are plenty of more great reactions, though.

Check out the residual Halloween fun, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Rugby Star Gareth Thomas Tells His Powerful Coming Out Story on 'Jonathan Ross': VIDEO

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Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas was greeted with cheers on The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK last night in conjunction with his new autobiography, Proud.

Thomas talked about how he lived a lie for so long and how damaging it is to a person and those around them. He also spoke about how he couldn't have come out and continued to play rugby at a young age because of the abuse he would have had to endure, and how that continues in sport, particularly football.

Said Thomas:

"I didn't come out because I wanted to be the first person to do it. I came out because I came to the crossroads of living or dying, and that's why I decided to come out. Because I wanted to live. I get stopped, even today, constantly on the street by people I have never met in my entire life, and they'll say to me, 'I Just want to thank you for helping my brother, mother, father, sister, auntie, uncle, because you gave them the strength to be who they want to be...I have won every trophy that I can ever dream of winning but when you affect somebody’s life, in a way that this person is going to have a life that they never thought they could have because of me, stupid old me, because of that they could do that, it’s amazing."

Thomas also talked about the difficulty of telling his former wife Gemma that he's gay.

Watch his powerful interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

As we reported recently, Thomas is the subject of a stage play that is in development, and an upcoming film starring Mickey Rourke.

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MLB's Torii Hunter Endorses Arkansas Politician for Protecting 'One Man and One Woman' Marriage: AUDIO

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Earlier this week, Major League Baseball player Torii Hunter released a radio spot, endorsing a politician from his native Arkansas. The politician is Asa Hutchinson (R), who is running for governor.

In the spot, Hunter specifically appeals to Black voters, saying that in Hutchinson's time as a lawyer, he "fought for more majority African-American districts in the state legislature." He continues, saying Hutchinson is "committed to the principles we hold dear, like a strong faith in God, equal justice for all, and keeping marriage between one man and one woman."

As if the above contradiction weren't blatant enough, Hunter also invokes Martin Luther King in the spot, quoting him in saying "men should be judged by the content of their character." This is given as a reason for Black voters to not dismiss Hutchinson: Said Hunter: "we too often prejudge political candidates by their party label. I'm asking you to consider Asa for his actions."

This isn't the first time Torii Hunter has let his beliefs on gay issues be known; in 2012, he said the thought of playing with a gay athlete made him "uncomfortable," "as a Christian." 

AFTER THE JUMP is full text of the speech, and the audio embedded:

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Nashville's Gay Rugby Team Gets Wet, Muddy, and Shirtless for New Calendar: PHOTOS

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2015 is 'bearing' down on us in a big way now that the Nashville Grizzlies gay rugby calendar has arrived!

One of the team's members, Thomas H., writes us:

"The Nashville Grizzlies RFC is a USA Rugby Division III club. We are a socially and ethnically diverse group of guys ages 19-53 learning a great sport, getting some good exercise and giving back to our community. Established in 2006, the Grizzlies have had the opportunity to play teams all over the nation and abroad. Every two years we travel to the Bingham Cup, named in honor of Mark Bingham who died on United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11, 2001 attacks. We played in the 2014 Bingham Cup in Sydney, Australia, where we won the Hoagland Vase, named in honor of Mark’s mother. We are currently in the process of bidding for the 2016 Bingham Cup and are excited about the chance to bring an international gay rugby tournament to the South.

This year, we are raising to money to ensure that gay rugby is as affordable as possible to all of our players, regardless of their means. Part of our efforts include our annual calendar fundraiser. This year, local photographer Chris Malone lent his talents for us to have a very artistic and creative calendar.

The calendars are available at the team's shop, but you can see a few more sexy preview shots, as well as a photo of the team in Sydney, AFTER THE JUMP...

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