29 07, 2020

Chris Dickerson: Profile in (Fierce) Courage, Part Two

By |2020-08-21T02:38:31-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: blog|Tags: , |3 Comments

     “What a man, what a man, what a man…What a mighty good man…”—“Whatta Man,” by Salt-n-Pepa with En Vogue.     A while back, I penned an article about one of my early idols, Chris Dickerson, a Mr.Olympia.  Becoming the first African-American, oldest, and openly-gay/SGL (same-gender-loving) Mr. Olympia, Chris truly was a trailblazer.       Unfortunately, in early March, the icon fell at [...]

25 08, 2016

Chris Dickerson—“Profile in (Fierce) Courage”

By |2016-08-25T11:00:38-04:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , |4 Comments

“What a man, what a man, what a man…What a mighty good man…” –Whatta Man,” by Salt-n-Pepa with En Vogue.      When I was growing up—as my gay identity was forming and burning brightly within--that’s what I ascribed to African-American bodybuilder Chris Dickerson, an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Mr. Olympia legend. On a number of levels, I was intrigued by and [...]

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