BY GLENNISHA MORGAN
Huffington Post Gay Voices
On the heels of NBA veteran Jason Collins coming out, Brooklyn-based freelance writer and HuffPost blogger Jim Flood wrote a blog post about how roller derby provides a model for pro sports in accepting openly gay men. To expand upon the topic, roller derby star Bonnie Thunders recently discussed why the sport is so accepting of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) players.
“Most people look at the women’s side of it and think that it’s all of these butch girls playing roller derby. So it just tends to go very easily with lesbians and roller derby,” said Thunders. “I think with guys, most of the guys that play roller derby aren’t your typical athletes.”
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