Bias, Three Bisexual Men Sue the NAGAAA for Discrimination during the Gay Softball World Series


Well alrighty then …  File this one under “You’ve come a long way baby”. After years of claiming discrimination and bias, it would appear that Gays have some biases of their own.


Three bisexual men are suing the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance for discrimination for actions taken during the Gay Softball World Series held in the Seattle, WA two years ago.

I guess the question becomes when is a man gay enough to be considered gay?

The three Bay Area men say the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance in essence deemed them not gay enough to participate in the series.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle accuses the alliance of violating Washington state laws barring discrimination. The alliance organizes the annual Gay Softball World Series.

Beth Allen, the alliance’s attorney, said the lawsuit is unwarranted and that the three plaintiffs “were not discriminated against in any unlawful manner.”

From Hot Air, the quote from the lawsuit, “This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series.” So then why do gays find it so offensive when other say, :It’s Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve”? It is rather comical to see the pot calling the kettle bi-sexual. Comical indeed.

Wouldn’t the policy of don’t ask, don’t tell have worked perfectly in this case? Could you imagine if there was the Heterosexual Softball World Series or the White  Softball World Series where only two gay people or two black people were allowed to play in the organizations rules? Can you imagine the hue and cry that would ensue and the claims of bias and discrimination from gay and black organizations.

The three plaintiffs — Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ — played on a team called D2 that qualified for the 2008 Gay Softball World Series, which is organized by the alliance.

The alliance’s rules say that each World Series team can have no more than two heterosexual players. According to the lawsuit, a competing team accused D2 of violating that rule.

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.

By the way, where is the ACLU?

So the three men were tossed because they were not deemed gay enough. This coming from the folks who have made claims of bias and state that others act in a judgmental fashion toward them. Oh the hypocrisy.

Posted April 22, 2010 by
Bizarre, Hypocrisy, Sports, WTF | 9 comments

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Bias, Three Bisexual Men Sue the NAGAAA for Discrimination during the Gay Softball World Series”

    1. Scared Monkeys on April 22nd, 2010 7:38 am

      Just another case of whats goose for the goose is good for the goose.

    2. Scared Monkeys on April 22nd, 2010 7:39 am

      So after all this time the Gays have finally found a group to discriminate against … the bisexuals.

      Does that mean that bi-sexuals are not allowed to get married under Gay wedding rules?

    3. Brenda in Virginia on April 22nd, 2010 7:50 am

      I’m still trying to resolve why 3 straight men want to play on a team with gay men. Is it because they suck so bad at baseball it’s the only team that they can make the cut for?

    4. Greg the Mongoose on April 22nd, 2010 2:24 pm

      The do not want any switch hitters on their team?

    5. Robert Hagedorn on April 22nd, 2010 4:30 pm

      Eden garden sex?
      The lyrics stink.
      But the scandal’s about evidence.
      So forget about lyrics that stink.

    6. Karynn on April 22nd, 2010 6:55 pm

      I have read about this on many, many sites. Am I the ONLY one who is outraged that these 3 men where taken into a room with 25+ inquisitors & GRILLED about their sexual preferences?? This is degrading & dehumanizing and is against the law! No matter what your sexual preference happens to to be, no person, nor group of people has the right to question you about the details of such. I am OUTRAGED. btw I am 100% straight. Not that it matters.

    7. Just Bearly on April 22nd, 2010 8:02 pm

      I would hope the guys questioned told them told them to stick it where the Sun doesn’t shine, and answered none of your business to every question.

      Who ever lodged the complaint were a) probably really poor sports and b) must have had a lot of sway with the league commissioner.

      Personally, I play in such a league. Our league rules allow for up to 3 straight guys on a team. One team divided up before last season, and the league allowed one all straight team (that formed from that split) in the league last year. They did not win every game; they are all hit and just average fielding. The point being, this was probably an isolated incident that somehow got way out of hand at the Seattle World Series when a team of sore losers didn’t quit complaining.

    8. Karynn on April 23rd, 2010 12:53 am

      What I read in the SF Chronicle is that the 3 guys DID answer the questions & the coach said he was bi & then the ruling was that they men were NOT GAY ENOUGH. I am appalled that anyone, anywhere would be subjected to this kind of treatment. It’s truly sad & frightening.

    9. Jack Hammer on April 23rd, 2010 8:12 am

      So where does SUPER DAVE fit in all of this. The pitcher or the catcher??

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