The Advocate is showcasing a video of one of their reporters with the Los Angeles Frontrunners. It shows the group in a positive light and focuses on how accessible the group is for people of all ages and running experiences; The people in the L.A. Frontrunners come across great. Still, the reporter relies on some tired stereotypes. Does anyone really expect to see pink Spandex? People holding hands and skipping down the street? Drag queens? No, but that's what the reporter seems to have been expecting. With sports having such a prominent place in the gay community, why these magazines keep having gay men with no interest or knowledge of sports report on sports is beyond me; They'd never ask someone with no knowledge of the theater to review the latest Fosse revival.

Despite that, the video's good. The reporter nails the focus of most gay-sports groups: Friendship in a sports atmosphere. It even got me to consider going for a run with the group (once my hamstring is healed, that is).

The Advocate is showcasing a video of one of their reporters with the Los Angeles Frontrunners. It shows the group in a positive light and focuses on how accessible the group is for people of all ages and running experiences; The people in the L.A. Frontrunners come across great. Still, the reporter relies on some tired stereotypes. Does anyone really expect to see pink Spandex? People holding hands and skipping down the street? Drag queens? No, but that's what the reporter seems to have been expecting. With sports having such a prominent place in the gay community, why these magazines keep having gay men with no interest or knowledge of sports report on sports is beyond me; They'd never ask someone with no knowledge of the theater to review the latest Fosse revival.

Despite that, the video's good. The reporter nails the focus of most gay-sports groups: Friendship in a sports atmosphere. It even got me to consider going for a run with the group (once my hamstring is healed, that is).

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