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naomi24 | 09:44 Sat 23rd Oct 2021 | News
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A group of rugby players who have been supporting a hospice been told that their attire is now unacceptable. Why? Because it might offend LGBT people. The chaps have chosen to support a different charity next year.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/19657416.st-richards-warn-men-dressing-womens-clothes-fundraiser-offensive/

And the RNLI have axed an annual Yard of Ale contest for fear it may encourage binge drinking.

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/yard-ale-drinking-banned-because-6093437

What happened to fun?

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There's bound to be someone at the hospice who would be offended by the word "stiff".
12:05 Sat 23rd Oct 2021
It left when it saw us all being very worthy and serious.

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Crazy. I wish people would consider intent before taking offence
The tranny rugby players story has been hyped.
They have not been banned. The hospice took the donation and posted a thank you on social media. But they did not post a photo. When asked why no photo, the hospice explain that there had been complaints in previous years.

https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/19660159.hospice-says-sorry-if-got-decision-wrong-offensive-drag-fundraiser/
I can't see the enjoyment or fun in those eating contests where people eat as much food as they can in a short time.
Bah humbug
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//The tranny rugby players story has been hyped. //

No it hasn't, Gromit. The hospice backtracked.
Honestly, I can't imagine any LGTBQ+ folk being offended by the lads dressing up. I suspect most of the complaints came from others, offended on their behalf. Utterly ridiculous.
Naomi -no, you posted a hyped out of date version of the story and made comments that were incorrect.
Mozz read the link posted by Gromit for the true story.
From Naomi's link: "Mr Tomlinson (from the rugby club) said the group had been in touch with an LGBT charity to discuss whether it is offensive and have already chosen a different charity to support next year."

It seems like the lads covered all the bases, which in my eyes, strengthens my belief at 11:07.
APG, both stories are from the same source. I don't entirely blame the charity (if they received complaints, they had to investigate them), but the complainers are still petty and ridiculous. And as a result of their complaining, have cost the hospice potentially huge donations in the future.
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APG, the hospice has apologised - as per Gromit's link - therefore that wasn't the beginning of the story. They clearly felt they had something to apologise for.
The Rugby club have been doing this for 18 years. Perhaps, like the Black & White Minstrels, it's time for them to review what's classed as entertainment in 2021. I'm not of the 'offended' persuasion, and neither would be a lot of TransV's or Drag Queens, but casting that aside -is it really fun these days? Could they not dress as Disney characters or Marvel Characters instead? I think a lot of the 'fun' of having chunky hairy men play a game of Rugga in dresses would probably go over the heads of anyone age under 30.
Sounds like the Rugby players have banned the hospice, not the other way round. They have chosen another charity for next year. They seen to have been offended that their photo was not used. Now the story is posted all over the internet complete with photos.
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Good.
christ, those fundraisers are touchy!
with their personal links to the hospice, you'd think they wouldn't walk off with their ball, but it seems they have done
alternative post title: "bunch of complainers complain about another bunch of complainers, then other complainers complain about it"
bednobs
Agreed. The hospice looked after his wife when she was dying a couple of years ago.
And now, because they won’t put his picture on their website, he will not fundraise for them anymore.
Seems like this is a wee spat dressed up as news.

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