The world’s only openly gay professional boxer, Orlando Cruz, faced off against Orlando Salido for the feather weight championship title this weekend, and lost. The boxer did wear rainbow shorts to show his support for the LGBT cause, and pink gloves to support breast cancer.
Cruz, who came out earlier this year, had never fought in this weight class before and was not seen as the likely victor leading up to the match.
“Cruz was greeted by a mixture of boos and whistles coming into the ring, with the pro-Mexican crowd that came to cheer on Juan Manuel Marquez against Timothy Bradley in the main event clearly in the corner of Salido, who is from Mexico. He was accompanied by a man waving a flag in rainbow colors, and fought in trunks with rainbow colors modeled after the Puerto Rican flag.
It was the first title fight for Cruz in a 13-year professional career in which he has had mixed success. He fell to 20-3-1 with the loss.”
The We Are All UVA campaign was started to highlight the diversity found at the Charlottesville based college. And little did they know the impact that would follow when two members of the swim team came out as gay along side three of their teammates in one post. (see the photo above) While only one [...]