Joe Rosochacki

Queer Eye For The Fast Ball - Poem by Joe Rosochacki

'Not Gay enough! '
Was the alleged suit,
This takes me back to 2007,
Whether Barack Obama wasn't quite 'black enough'
(http: //
What the H\@#L is this stuff?
Apparently about a softball baseball team,
That won the Gay Softball World Series Trophy in 2008,
named the D2. Rumors,
Tournament officials determined concluded that the set up 'ringers',
That were not gay, in fact straight.
Thus he trophy was handed to the runner up
But three of them were bi's,
But strictly straight,
They would appear to say 'nay'.

The men — Stephen Apilado, Laron Charles and John Russ — filed the federal lawsuit against the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, NAGAAA, last year, claiming they had been discriminated against because they were bisexual, not gay.

But this loss of a trophy, being filed in a Federal court
Is among of at least top 100 court cases of frivolity
Their sexual orientation was not to be the basis for job discrimination
housing, etc.

Two were determined to be gay, but the committee found Apilado, Charles and Russ to be straight. The organization said that at the time, the men never identified themselves as bisexual, were evasive or refused to answer questions about their sexuality. (Don't ask, Don't tell may have been instituted here) Minutes of the hearing say that Charles claimed to be gay but acknowledged being married to a woman, and Apilado initially said he was both gay and straight but then acknowledged being more attracted to women.


(If you could decipher this then please tell me)

It was hitting and fielding a softball
The sports world was rocked by mayhem.

The men said they weren’t given the option of stating outright that they were bisexual, even though the organization considered bisexual players to be gay for roster purposes. They and their team were disqualified. One observer at the hearing commented, “This is not a bisexual World Series. This is a gay World Series.”

I am not sure the organization follows its own bi-laws.
Anyway, the court has its constitutionality of this problem.

http: // oup-settles-with-3-players-disqualified-in-wash-f or-perceived-heterosexuality/2011/11/28/gIQA4BxP5 N_story.html

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2011

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