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Jock Talk: Bodybuilding as self-actualization

Jock Talk: Bodybuilding as self-actualization

I've always had a somewhat ambivalent fascination with the sport of bodybuilding that transcends the obvious erotic appeal and focuses on the sport's artistry and discipline.

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By Roger Brigham | November 13, 2019

The Federation of Gay Games issued a joint statement Monday with the selected host organization of Gay Games XI, Hong Kong 2022, stating both groups remain committed to staging the quadrennial event in Hong Kong despite the demonstrations and disruptions.

By Roger Brigham | November 6, 2019

Some Federation of Gay Games delegates hoped for more discussion and action relating to the next event in Hong Kong, given recent demonstrations there. But FGG took no definitive action.


By Heather Cassell | November 4, 2019

Some Adrian Wilcox High School football players have faced discipline from school officials, but they will not face criminal charges, the city of Santa Clara said Monday in a news release.

By Roger Brigham | October 30, 2019

Time was, Eureka Valley Recreation Center was at the heart of LGBT sports in San Francisco.


By Roger Brigham | October 23, 2019

Santa Clara police and school officials said this week that they are investigating an alleged case of Adrian Wilcox High School football players bullying a male Wilcox cheerleader with homophobic taunts last week.

By Roger Brigham | October 23, 2019

When the Federation of Gay Games opens its annual meeting in in exactly one week, their discussions will be bookended by the topic of demonstrations in Hong Kong and their potential impact on plans to hold the Gay Games there in 2022.


By Roger Brigham | October 16, 2019

My mainstream sports journalism career reached its apex 30 years ago today — October 17, 1989 — when the Loma Prieta earthquake rumbled through Candlestick Park just minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

By Roger Brigham | October 9, 2019

Last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a simple note on Twitter expressing his support for the cause of demonstrators in Hong Kong.


By Roger Brigham | September 25, 2019

Sports are beginning to open up registration for the 13th annual Sin City Classic in Las Vegas, scheduled for January 16-19, with an expanded list of sports.

By Roger Brigham | September 18, 2019

After months of seemingly nonstop clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters, many Gay Games supporters are doubting the quadrennial event can be held in Hong Kong in 2022.


By Roger Brigham | September 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.

By Roger Brigham | September 11, 2019

Leaders of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, have long gotten soccer fans accustomed to their habit of repeatedly taking one step forward for progress, then one step off a 35-foot cliff.


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