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When You're Not Gay Enough For Gay Softball

Three bisexual men are suing the organizers of the Gay World Series for excluding them, because they occasionally like to have sex with women.

The Gay World Series, besides being quite a fun phrase to type, is apparently serious business, with qualifying tournaments and bylaws and everything. One of those bylaws is that each team may have no more than two heterosexual players on the roster, and this is the one that the plaintiffs ran afoul of.


Their team qualified for the Gay World Series two years ago, but an inquiry into their sexuality led to their team being barred from the event.

Each of the three plaintiffs was called into a conference room in front of more than 25 people, and was asked "personal and intrusive questions" about his sexual attractions and desires, purportedly to determine if the player was heterosexual or gay, the lawsuit alleges. The alliance has no category or definition for bisexual or transgender people in its rules, the plaintiff's attorney said.

At one point during the proceedings, the lawsuit alleges, one of the plaintiffs was told: "This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series."

The Bisexual World Series, of course, being a much less prestigious event.

So the men are suing the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, claiming they were discriminated against. Doesn't really matter. The Asian Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance would have whupped them in the World Gay Softball Classic anyway.


Bisexual men sue gay group, claim bias [Seattle Times]

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