More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
NFL Host to Apologize On-Air for Anti-Gay Comments
Dan Hampton, NFL Hall of Famer and a co-host of the TV show Pro Football Weekly, will issue an on-air apology for two offensive comments he made during last weekend's show.
During a discussion about the season-opening game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints, Hampton said the Vikings need to go into New Orleans and “ hit that town like Katrina.” Later, in a segment about the NFC East, Hampton predicted that the Dallas Cowboys would be unable to win the division because they "think they are Clint Eastwood; they’re more of the Brokeback variety if you know what I’m talking about.”
Hampton publicly apologized for the Katrina gaffe, but has not yet addressed the Brokeback comment. Pro Football Weekly publisher Hub Arkush told GLAAD that Hampton will be leading this weekend's show with an on-air apology for both statements. Arkush said "it shouldn't have happened" and assured GLAAD that similar incidents will not happen again.