Despite the incredible outpouring of support for NBA player Jason Collins after he came out on Monday, there were still some negative responses. A series of Tweets from former NBA All-Star Larry Johnson, who still works as a business operations representative for the New York Knicks, was particularly revealing about how some players may respond to playing beside someone who is gay. I don't Jason Collins personally but he seems like a great guy. Me personally gay men in the locked room would make me uncomfortable.
Retired NBA Player: Homosexuality Doesn’t Belong In A Men’s Locker Room
NFL showers aren't a hostile environment for Michael Sam - ESPN The Magazine
For a while when I played in a men's hockey league in Los Angeles one of our regular opponents was an all-gay team called the Blades. That's right, they were the gay Blades. One night we played in one of those dank old rinks where the locker room is dripping with rust and they never empty the barrels of wet athletic tape. The Blades were good, and to be honest they played a little angry, as if they had something to prove. They beat us badly. Later in the locker room I realized we had no shower. The guys started snickering that we had to go into the Blades locker room to shower and cracked the usual jokes about dropping soap.
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Enter something special:. In this day and age, I am sure a lot of guys like myself have a gym membership and will hit the gym at least times a week 0r more for a workout. What I do want to discuss about is the place everyone retreats to after a satisfying and rewarding workout — the locker room.
It's nominally about the Michael Sam controversy, and asserts that no one cares if a gay man is looking at penises in the locker room—because everyone is looking at penises in the locker room. There's even a name for it: "meat peeping. One former Tennessee Titan was so poorly endowed that every time he stepped into the shower, teammates would ask him, "Have you pissed on your balls today? This was the biggest penis I have ever seen.