Last weekend I went to the Dinah, as we lesbians call it. For those of you who don't know, the Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs is the biggest lesbian party of the year -- our spring break, if you will. I'd been to the Dinah a bunch, but always for the golf and never for the parties cough , loser, cough. Well, this year I'm single, so I thought, "What the hell? Here are my highlights, in no particular order:. US Edition U.
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Not that is should matter one jot, but the fact that there is presently just one openly gay male professional tournament golfer out of 1,plus men plying their particular sporting trade around the world, whilst evidence-based statistics would suggest that very many more homosexual men are remaining in the clubhouse closet. According to Dr. Back in September , Hawaiian-born Tadd Fujikawa, who in became the second-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event, came out as openly gay understood to be the first male professional golfer to do so. His thoughts and most personal emotions were, and remain, not only unique but also insightful and intuitive. However, I was going to share this regardless. Many of you may have already known that.
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When Rosie Jones turned pro in it was a very different world. And Anderson Cooper would not publicly come out as gay for another 30 years. Being lesbian on the LPGA was an open secret, but a secret nonetheless. As Mel Reid has shown, that is no longer the case. There was a time when players feared fan reaction, wondered what it might mean for endorsement deals and were told in worried whispers that tournaments might lose sponsors if players were openly gay.
There is a golf tournament in town and thousands of women have arrived, but not to watch the sport. Much to the chagrin of the tournament's organiser, the LPGA, and its sponsor Nabisco, this elite event has become a sapphic debauch writ large, as lesbians from all over America converge in the desert for the Dinah Shore Classic. Television personality Dinah Shore, a keen golfer and sports fan whose other claim to fame was a six-year affair with Burt Reynolds , started the tournament in , putting her name and money into the then grossly underfunded LPGA, when female golfers earned a pittance in comparison to the men and were rarely covered on TV. Because Shore was a big Hollywood name, she was able to get friends in the business to give their support, and the event took off as her presence attracted all-important sponsors. She also attracted women, despite not being gay herself, although the lesbian nation likes to claim her as a sister.