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26 July 2013



His story touches my heart. Rest in Peace Dear Man..


This story is so tragic. Thanks for following it all these years, Rod. And safe travels in Zambia!

Derrick from Philly

Yes, thank you, Rod. I first learned about Emile Griffith on this blog. thanks


So very sad. It's a tragic story. My heart goes out to the families of Mr Paret and Mr Griffith. It's too bad that Mr Griffith could not be himself when he was a pro boxer.


RIP Emile Griffith. More Black Gay history undocumented, unclear, uncelebrated and invisible.

Distant Lover

I got to see Champion and I've been reading more about his life. Thanks Rod for educating us and RIP Mr. Griffith.


There's no other place I would've been able to learn about this man. Thank you Rod. Bittersweet life this man seemed to have lived.


Griffith's story makes me sad too, and it reminds me of another tragic story. The story of Glenn Burke who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and whose life was also destroyed because of the homophobia in sports. So many of our gay brothers' lives have been destroyed because of the hatred and fear caused by homophobia. Straight people have a lot to answer for.

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