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30 October 2010

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TheRevKev

BLACK MEN ARE SO STRONG THAT IT FLOORS MY SPIRIT!

This man is a mighty Oak tree and I pray that this story gets out to OUR COMMUNITIES!!!! He was really not ashamed to be himself in his own skin at a time when it wasn't popular or profitable!

BRAVO!

soulbrotha

Wow! I can't wait to see this.

Dre

I read his autobiography a while back and was really saddened by the treatment he received, particularly by Tommy Lasorda who was upset cuz Glen was seeing his son. I hope this gets a wider release eventually, so myself and others can see it.
His autobiography
http://www.amazon.com/Out-Home-Glenn-Burke-Story/dp/096481580X/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t/191-8780098-0134228

King Drive

Rod, thank you so much. I never knew about Glenn Burke. Cannot wait to see this!

Jim

I remember seeing Glenn a few times in the club—he was always playing pool when I saw him. I can tell you he had a notable presence, and he had a group of admirers to match. (This was long before his drug use, or at least before it affected his life in an obvious way.)

A friend of mine, who was fairly close to Glenn and who visited with him shortly before his death, never had any doubt that homophobia is what killed him in the end, although his serious injuries from a car accident in the late ’80s certainly played a part, too.

For those who may not know, his autobiography, Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story, came out in the mid ’90s.

Andy Niable

Thanks for posting this, Rod.

Honut Sinti

Rod,

Thank you so much for posting this.

DBarr

So wish I could see this!!!

kirk

FASCINATING! We, BGM, have so many stories to learn about our history, struggle and ultimate glory.

WE ARE SO STRONG AND BRAVE.

Looking forward to learning more Glenn.

GQ

FUNNY, i was looking out gay sports players (looking for inspiration) and I came across his name. even though i never played baseball, I'm looking forward to seeing this film.

Derrick from Philly

Wow, talk about great material for a movie...a big screen movie. But who'd be brave enough to play him? Will or Jamie? Yep. Denzel? Nope...he's too old now anyway. Isaiah? Fantastic!

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